Roll of Honour John Ryberg Swanson

Service number PA2185
Rank Ordinary Seaman
Unit HMS Anking
Service Royal Australian Navy
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Conflict Eligibility Date Second World War, 1939-1947
Date of Death 04 March 1942
Place of Death Indian Ocean
Cause of Death Killed in action
Cemetery or Memorial Details Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Source AWM146 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Royal Australian Navy

Location on the Roll of Honour

John Ryberg Swanson's name is located at panel 9A in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).


Personal Service Records

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War Graves

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Roll of Honour name projection

John Ryberg Swanson's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Tue 20 June 2023 at 10:10pm
  • Wed 23 August 2023 at 2:43am
  • Sun 24 December 2023 at 2:25am
  • Fri 29 March 2024 at 2:34am

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.