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Plaque outside Daylesford RSL commemorates Able Seaman Righetti and the crew of HMAS Perth. Able Seaman Righetti was killed in action on the 1st March 1942 in the Sunda Strait. 

In February 1942, Perth survived the Allied defeat at the Battle of the Java Sea, before being torpedoed and sunk at the Battle of Sunda Strait. Of the 681 men aboard, 353 were killed. All but four of the 328 survivors were captured as prisoners of war. Of those captured, 106 died in captivity and the surviving 218 were repatriated after the war.

Location

Address:20 Vincent Street, Daylesford RSL, Daylesford, 3460
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.340978
Long: 144.142647
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:1942-03-01
Actual Event End Date:1942-03-01
Link:http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd/…

Dedication

Front Inscription

THANK YOU  A.S.  L.L.RIGHETTI AND THE CREW OF THE  H.M.A.S. PERTH

K.I.A.  SUNDRA STRAIT

     1-3-1942

 

Source: VWHI,MA
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