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The Kinnane - Sugg Memorial Library is dedicated to former teachers J. Kinnane and E.J. Sugg who were killed in World War Two. The building was opened in 1962 and is now used as an assembly room. The memorial plaque is now kept in the school library. 

Flying Officer Sugg a crew member of Wellington, X9619 of 40 Squadron Royal Air Force and was killed when shot down over Belgium on 12 October 1941.   Flying Officer John Kinnane (M.I.D.) was killed when his Stirling, N6013, was lost on operations over Denmark on 1 July 1941.

To perpetuate the memory of two young members of the teaching staff of Whyalla Primary School, Flying Officer J. Kinnane and Pilot-Officer E. J. Sugg, a juvenile library is to be installed at the school to be named the Kinnane-Sugg Memorial Library. The money raised for this purpose totals £456; -the figure aimed at is £1000.

Prior to enlisting in 1939 both young men were members of Spencer Gulf Aero Club and were qualified airmen. Flying-Officer Kinnane lost his life in the North Sea and Pilot-Officer Sugg was killed over Belgium.

The campaign by Whyalla Primary School Committee to raise funds to install a library in honor of the two young airmen was opened with an appeal for public donations, and there was an immediate response.
Recorder (Port Pirie, SA), 1 June 1945.



Address:Walls Street, Whyalla Town Primary School, Whyalla, 5600
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.036035
Long: 137.585284
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 14th December, 1962
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Plaque :

The Kinnane - Sugg Memorial Library

Dedicated to the memory of J. Kinnane & E. J. Sugg.

Former teachers

Whyalla Higher Primary School

Who paid the supreme sacrifice in World War II

Source: MA,TOH
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