|Unit||HMAS Perth (1939-1942)|
|Object type||Black & white - Digital print|
|Date made||c 1940|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Chaplain The Reverend Ronald Sutton Bevington, HMAS Perth. Originally from ...
Studio portrait of Chaplain The Reverend Ronald Sutton Bevington, HMAS Perth. Originally from Bournemouth, England, he studied at Cambridge University and was ordained a priest of the Anglican Church in 1936. He joined the Sydney Diocese in 1939 and was appointed a chaplain in the Royal Australian Navy in May 1940. Chaplain Bevington joined the crew of HMAS Perth in June 1940. He died, aged 31, on 1 March 1942 following the sinking of HMAS Perth in the Sunda Strait.