Portrait of Midshipman Brian Harold Page, Royal Australian Navy, from Roseville, NSW showing some ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Western Australia
Accession Number 015002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Portrait
Physical description Black & white, Portrait
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Australia: Western Australia
Date made c June 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Midshipman Brian Harold Page, Royal Australian Navy, from Roseville, NSW showing some of his scars which resulted from a collision sixty miles (96 kilometres) west of Fremantle between his ship HMAS Wallaroo and the American Liberty ship Henry Gilbert Costin on 11 June 1943, killing two of the crewmen and wounding her captain. A third crewman, PM2278 Able Seaman (AB) John Joseph Clarke, was lost overboard and presumed dead. Those killed in the collision were H1875 AB Daris Leo Bernard Cowen and 2551 Motor Mechanic George William Garratty. At about 7am on 11th June HMAS Wallaroo capsized and sank with no further loss of life and the survivors were later picked up by the Australian corvette HMAS Dubbo.