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04-December-2014
04-December-2014

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A monument commemorates Flying Officer Thomas Henniker who died in a plane crash of the Cocos Islands in April 1991.

Flying Officer Thomas Henniker died when the P3 Orion airplane in which he was travelling crashed at Rumah Baru. All other crew members survived thanks to the rescue efforts of members of the local community.

Location

Address:Sydney Highway & Clunies-Ross Avenue, West Island, Administration Centre, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6799
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.188333
Long: 96.829511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:26-April-1991
Actual Event End Date:26-April-1991

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th April, 1992
Front Inscription

In Memory And Honour Of Flying Officer
THOMAS JAMES HENNIKER
Who Was Tragically Killed On 26th April 1991
While On Duty On Board P3 Orion
Aircraft A9-754 Which Ditched At Cocos Island.
His Family And Friends, The RAAF And The
Cocos Island Community Will Never Forget
Him. Australia Is Proud Of Flying Officer
Henniker Who Served His Nation With Pride.
His Name Will Live Forever.
LEST WE FORGET

Plaque :

Dedicated To 
Flying Officer Thomas James Henniker 0411012
Pilot No. 10 Squadron RAAF
Who Died During The Course Of Duty
Aboard Orion A9-754
Which Ditched At Cocos Island
On The 26 April 1991
Unveiled By The Survivors Of A9-754
On The 26 April 1992
Sadly Missed Friend And Fellow Airman
Original Plaque Lies Here Within

Source: MA
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