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17-October-2016
17-October-2016

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The plaque commemorates Leading Cook Francis Bassett (Dick) Emms who was killed in action in the bombing of Darwin in February 1942.

 

 

Location

Address:Bathurst & Paterson Streets, Royal Park, Launceston, 7250
State:TAS
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.438836
Long: 147.132904
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event Start Date:19-February-1942
Actual Event End Date:19-February-1942

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 11th November, 2015
Front Inscription

           In Honour of 
Francis Bassett (Dick) Emms
Leading Cook (O) RAN (SN 18984)
(28 Nov. 1909 - 19 FEb. 1942)
Posthumously awarded a Mention in Dispatches
for courage and devotion to duty in HMAS Kara Kara
during an enemy air raid on Darwin on 19 February 1942.

 

Source: MA
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