Roll of Honour Robert William Spooner

Service number R49694
Rank Able Seaman
Unit HMAS Tobruk
Service Royal Australian Navy
Conflict/Operation Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Conflict Eligibility Date Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960
Date of Death 26 April 1957
Place of Death At sea (Malayan waters)
Cause of Death Accidental (Training exercise)
Cemetery or Memorial Details Buried at sea, Gulf of Thailand
Source AWM150 Roll of Honour cards, Malayan Emergency

Location on the Roll of Honour

Robert William Spooner's name is located at panel 2 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

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Personal Service Records

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War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour name projection

Robert William Spooner's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:


  • Wed 03 April 2019 at 8:29pm
  • Fri 21 June 2019 at 3:38am
  • Tue 03 September 2019 at 12:14am


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.