Studio portrait of Chaplain The Reverend Ronald Sutton Bevington, HMAS Perth. Originally from ...

Unit HMAS Perth (1939-1942)
Accession Number P09368.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital print
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.