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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.


Address:West Island, Airport Road, Administration Centre, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 6799
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.188333
Long: 96.829511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event STart Date:26-April-1991
Actual Event End Date:26-April-1991


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 on board 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
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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