|Place||Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Timor Sea|
|Measurement||unframed: 49.5 x 64.8 cm|
|Physical description||oil on canvas on plywood|
|Location||Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Fall Sing|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean, HMAS 'Armidale'
Depicts the figure of Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean, HMAS 'Armidale' from back half prone on deck at stern of ship dressed only in shorts and boots, a wound on his right thigh, firing an Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun at Japanese bombers; a number of seamen are in the water having abandoned ship. Ordinary Seaman Edward Sheean went down with the HMAS 'Armidale' firing his gun to the last.