Matsuo, Keiu (Lieutenant)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number 3DRL/3967
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet; 2 oversize items; 39cms
Object type Photograph, Poem
Maker Matsuo, Keiu
Place made Japan
Date made 1942-1980
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 748/002/006
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to Second World War service of Lieutenant Keiu Matsuo, Imperial Japanese Navy. Collection consists of handwritten illustrated poems (in Japanese with English translations) written by Mrs Matsue Matsuo commemorating the death of her son, Lieutenant Keiu Matsuo, in the midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour on 31 May 1942. There is also a poem written by Mr O Da, who lived in Kumamoto, Japan, near Mrs Matsuo, and five photographs of Mrs Matsuo and others taken before her death in 1980.