Matsuo, Keiu (Lieutenant, Imperial Japanese Navy)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number 3DRL/7999
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 ITEM
Object type Poem
Maker Matsuo, Keiu
Date made 1976
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/035/029
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

HANDWRITTEN POEM IN JAPANESE COMPOSED BY LIEUTENANT KEIU MATSUO'S MOTHER TO COMMEMORATE HIS DEATH IN THE MIDGET SUBMARINE ATTACK ON SYDNEY HARBOUR ON 31 MAY 1942. SEE ALSO 3DRL/3967 FOR ANOTHER TRANSCRIPTION OF THE SAME POEM. TRANSLATION ATTACHED WITH A COVERING NOTE BY LIEUTENANT MATSUO'S ELDER SISTER, FUJIE SAEKI, WHO PRESENTED THE POEM.