Memorial Service for victims of RAAF Dakota A65-61, Bomana War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea, 17 February 1971

Accession Number S04617
Collection type Sound
Measurement 34 min 35 sec
Object type Ceremony or Event recording
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; Sharp MT5S; 3 3/4 ips/9.5 cm.s; half track mono; 5 inch
Maker Unknown
Date made 17 February 1971
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Memorial Service held at Bomana War Cemetery Port Moresby, New Guinea on 17 February 1971. The service was for the crew of RAAF Dakota A65-61 which crashed on 18 September 1945.
Form of Ceremony:
1. Hymn "O God our help" Led by Chaplain B.B. Lynes
2. The Lords Prayer
3. Scripture Reading 1 Cor 15:51-57 by Chaplain R. Quirk, MBE
4. Psalm 23 Principal Air Chaplain L.B. Smith, OBE
5. Prayer
6. Address by Principal Air Chaplain L.B. Smith, OBE
7. Laying of Weaths
8. The Ode by Mr W.J. Hughes, MBE, State President RSL
9. Last Post
10. Volleys
11. Reveille
12. Hymn "Abide with Me"
13. Lament
14. The National Anthem

Participants:
Principal Air Chaplain L.B. Smith, OBE, Chaplain R. Quirk, MBE, Chaplain B.B. Lynes, Representing the Minister of State for the Army and the Military Board Brigadier R.T. Eldridge, OBE, Representing the Minister of State for Air and the Air Board Wing Commander J. Carter, State President Papua New Guinea Returned Services League Mr W.J. Hughes, MBE, Firing Party, Pipers and Buglers First Battalion Pacific Islands Regiment, Band Royal Papua Guinea Constabulary.

Those that died on active service:
Sergeant Francis Leonard Henry BLACKMORE, Private Keith John BOWDEN, Warrant Officer Allan CAMPBELL, Private Laurie Anthony COOMBE, Sister Marie Eileen CRAIG, Trooper George Phillip DUFFY, Leading Aircraftsman William Royce DUNDERDALE, Gunner Trevor John EISZELE, Private Mervyn John FORD, Warrant Officer Albert Clifford HUGHES, Sergeant Arthur John HYDE, Warrant Officer Arthur Jack HUNTER, Trooper Frederick Joseph IRELAND, Private Arthur Trevor JORGENSON, Sapper James Francis MacDOUGALL, Private John McALORUM, Private Ian Scott McDOWALL, Trooper Ronald Leslie MATHIESON, Sapper John MATTHEWS, Private Leonard Thomas OAKLEY, Private Ian Thomas Lawler RAY, Flight Sergeant Allan George SAWREY, Private Donald William SMITH, Pilot Officer Noel Royce STIBBARD, Private James Ivan TINDALL, Corporal George John WELCH, Flight Sergeant Keith Robert WILES, Warrant Officer Eric WILKINSON.

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