|Place||Oceania: Australia, Western Australia|
|Object type||Black & white, Portrait|
|Physical description||Black & white, Portrait|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Australia: Western Australia|
|Date made||c June 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Portrait of Midshipman Brian Harold Page, Royal Australian Navy, from Roseville, NSW showing some ...
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.