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Moran, Mornement & Blackie Plaque : 16-July-2014
Moran, Mornement & Blackie Plaque : 16-July-2014

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A plaque commemorates Corporal N. Moran, Trooper N. Mornement,and Private R Blackie whose lost their lives in an amphibious exercise in Stockton Bight in 1954.

At the enquiry into the death of Army personal who lost their lives in the recent swamping of Army amphibious vehicles in Stockton Bight on March 8, the Coroner (Mr. W. L. Priddle) found that the deaths were due to bad luck not carelessness. The inquiry was held at Raymond Terrace, on Tuesday last. He found that Michael Mornement, 20, of Tourle Street, Mayfield and Noel Lawrence Moran, 28, of Park Avenue, Adamstown, accidentally drowned when amphibious craft sank during the military exercise.
Raymond Terrace Examiner and Lower Hunter and Port Stephens Advertiser (NSW), 15 April 1954.

Location

Address:Horseshoe Bend Road, Hunter River Estuary Monument, Newcastle East , 2300
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.923342
Long: 151.791169
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy

Dedication

Front Inscription
THIS PLAQUE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF 
CPL.N.L.MORAN, TRP. N. MORNEMENT, 
                 PVT.R.A.BLACKIE 
WHOSE LIVES WERE LOST IN AN AMPHIBIOUS EXERCISE 
IN STOCKTON BIGHT ON MONDAY 8TH MARCH 1954


ALWAYS REMEMBERED BY THE MEMBERS OF 
15TH NORTHERN RIVERS LANCERS
               16 COY, R.A.A.S.C.
Source: MA
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