Roll of Honour John Francis Durnin

Service number 7448
Rank Able Seaman
Unit HMAS Fantome
Service Royal Australian Navy
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921
Date of Death 29 October 1915
Place of Death Penang Harbour, Penang, Malaysia
Cause of Death Drowning
Cemetery or Memorial Details Western Road Cemetery, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Source AWM144 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Royal Australian Navy

Location on the Roll of Honour

John Francis Durnin's name is located at panel 1 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 Francis Durnin's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Mon 05 April 2021 at 1:58am
  • Sun 06 June 2021 at 11:34pm

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.