1942

Illawarra Roll of Honour – WW2 – 1942 

Ross Original Medals 2Note – Poppies were placed on graves and memorials of 38 Illawarra men lost in WW2 at Bomana Military Cemetery, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea during  a  PNG visit in October 2015 by Kerrie Anne & David Christian,  assisted by Kerrie Anne’s PNG cousin, Steve Sims. The poppies were made by Woonona Girl Guides Unit, led by Katrina Christian, as part of a Junior Baden Powell project. Bomana is one of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Military Cemeteries across the world, and it commemorates the greatest number of the 300 Illawarra men lost in WW2.

  • 9.1.1942 – Thomas Leslie Brown
  • 19.1.1942
    • Philip Henry Anderson
    • George Chisholm Lothian
  • 22.1.1942 – Thomas Tregoning
  • 23.1.1942
    • Patrick Valentine Curran
    • Wilfred Vaughan Emery
    • Desmond McMullen
    • Ronald Hedingham Pearson
    • Frederick Peter Brown
  • 27.1.1942
    • Henry Albert Thearle
    • Edward William Barrett
    • Harold William Jackson
  • 2.2.1942 – Martin Gleeson
  • 4.2.1942 – Roy Henry Walkerdon
  • 7.2.1942
    • Richard Ferry
    • J H Warby
  • 9.2.1942
    • Darrell Tasso Otley
    • Alan Lorraine McCauley
    • Gordon Roy Hall
    • Lloyd Hughes
  • 10.2.1942
    • Jack Cannon
    • James Ernest Baldwin
    • Pte Harry Crowther – NX23265 Roll of Honour – Nominal Roll – Service Record – presumed date of death during the fall of Singapore and Malaya in February 1942 – commemorated at the Singapore War Memorial in Kranji War Cemetery. He was also commemorated during the AWM Last Post Ceremony on October 13 2015.

      Crowther Harry AWM

      Harry Crowther (Source – NAA Service Record)

  • 11.2.1942
    • Hugh Scotland Donachie
    • Ronald Maxwell Hopper
  • 13.2.1942
    • Claude Telmachus Edmonds
    • Allan Charles Lord
  • 15.2.1942
    • Horace James Bryce
    • Charles Todd
    • William Frederick Harris
    • James Roy Bruthen Warnes
    • Raymond Holcombe
    • Charles Smith – NX49197

56235685_1394918361 Charles Smith A Corrimal former boxer who fought under the name Eddie Roebuck (1, 2, more Trove articles) – his enlistment made the newspapers of 1941 – of the ill-fated 8th Division – 22nd Brigade – 2/18th Battalion (AWM entry – Unit Diary – 15.2.1942 – AWM Battalion Memorial Plaque ) – Service Record not yet digitised – AWM Roll of Honour entry – commemorated at the Singapore Memorial – FindaGrave entry – WW2 Nominal Roll entry – brother to Z Special Unit member Eric Carmault (Smith)Charles Smith 13882669_1845693328984209_8648260310378819582_n

  • Noel Austin
  • 17.2.1942 – J H Ware
  •  19.2.1942
    • Thomas Fowler
    • Cecil Grant Cross
  • 20.2.1942 – Percy Cook
  • 1.3.1942
    • Alfred Ernest Patmore
    • Vincent James Edwards
    • George Austin Rowling
  • 4.3.1942
    • Keith Jackson Banks
    • Harold Steele
  • 14.3.1942 – Albert Wallace Roberts
  • 20.3.1942 – Edgar Shaw
  • 21.3.1942 – James Joseph Guerin
  • 2.4.1942 – Ivan Franklin Knight
  • 11.4.1942 – Seth Tilstone Manners
  • 29.4.1942 – R K Drady
  • 29.5.1942 – Norman Mason
  • 1.6.1942 – John Edward Thomas Gannon – a Stoker of Cringila, Unanderra, Warrawong,  reported at the time as missing and believed killed aboard the HMAS Kuttabul when she was sunk by one of the 3 Japanese Midget Submarines in Sydney Harbour – Media Stories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13  .
    Gannon - HMAS Kuttabul

    Street photo of Stoker John Edward Thomas Gannon of the Kuttabul from AWM Roll of Honour

    Several men from the HMAS Kuttabul have been remembered with Last Post Ceremonies at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra : Ordinary Seaman Raymond Owen Venning on 31.1.2014 and Stoker Jack Edmund Numan on 31.5.2015.“On 1 January 1943, the naval depot at Garden Island was commissioned as HMAS Kuttabul to further perpetuate the memory of the 21 men killed during the attack” – Navy News

  • 29.6.1942 – Theodore Anton Krome
  • 1.7.1942 – Patrick Joseph Byrne
  • 3.7.1942 – David Jackson Toone
  • 10.7.1942 – A Randall
  • 11.7.1942 – E R Brookes
  • 19.7.1942 – Robert Theodore Bannister
  • 22.7.1942  – El Alamein, Egypt
    • Verdun Louvaine Beach, Wollongong
    • Thomas Wales Millward
  • 1.8.1942 – Oswald Lloyd Sharpe
  • 10.8.1942 – S / Nicholas Dan
  • 16.8.1942 – William John Calnan
  • 3.10.1942 – Horace Vivian Riley
  • 4.10.1942 – J “Snowy” Fell
  • 12.10.1942 – Gordon Keith Ludbrook
  • 19.10.1945 – William Stanley Williams
  • 20.10.1942
    • George Steele (Steel)
    • Thomas Alic McIntosh
    • Vertred Henry O’Dea
  • 23.10.1942 – Edward Joseph Monaghan
  • 24.10.1942
    • K L Belgrove
    • Gordon Wallace Duff
    • Mark Anthony Hart
    • J Phillpott
  • 26.10.1942 – William Armstrong Jordan
  • 27.10.1942 – Stanley Keith Bryant
  • 29.10. 1942 – John Ottley
  • 30.101942 – Joseph Roy Smith
  • 31.10.1942 – Walter Herbert Roylston Gately
  • 2.11.1942 – L Lennon
  • 6.11.1942 – Leonard William Purss
  • 16.11.1942 – Louis Henry Dearden (Switzer)
  • 20.11.1942
    • Keith Pettiford
    • John Martin Hazelton

    • L Willis
  • 21.11.1942 – Harry Conolly Wiseman

  • 26.11.1942 – Jack Murray Blamey – nephew of General Sir Thomas Blamey
  • 27.11.1942 – Gordon James Hale
  • 7.12.1942 – H Coutman
  • 18.12.1942 – W R McAuliffe
  •  19.12.1942
    • Arthur Lovell Lega
    • Arthur Moore
  • 26.12.1942
    • Bernard Royston Marshall
    • John Arthur O’Connor
  • 28.12.1942 – Colin James Crimmins
  • 29.12.1942 – Kenneth Charles McNamara
  • 30.12.1942 – James George White

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