Service Number: H1617

Rank: Ordinary Seaman

Unit: HMAS Armidale

Service: Royal Australian Navy

Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Date of death: 01 December 1942

Place of death: Arafura Sea, Netherlands East Indies

Cause of death: Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

Source: AWM146 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Royal Australian Navy

Location on the Roll of Honour

Edward Sheean's name is located at panel 1 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Map of Commemorative area showing which panel Edward Sheean's name is located

Roll of Honour circular

For the First World War the circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased. They form the basis of the card indexes from which the original Roll of Honour was compiled.

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Personal Service Records

For information on the service records of those who served in the First World War please see Australian Service Records from World War I on the National Archives of Australia website.

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour Certificate

Roll of honour certificates are available from the Orientation Gallery for $5.40 each.

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