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HMAS Sydney - 75th Anniversary

16 November 2016

19 November 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the loss of the Australian warship HMAS Sydney. Her entire ship’s company of 645 were lost when the ship went down in 1941 off the western coast of Australia.

Those who lost their lives have no known grave but the sea. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates all 645 servicemen. Their names can be found on the three great Naval Memorials in the United Kingdom, and on the Sydney Memorial in Australia.

The majority are commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial and many of their names can be found on Panels 56 to 58 & 60 to 62.

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