Patrick John Kelly, Stoker, Royal Australian Navy, Middle East, "Voices from Overseas" recorded message

Unit Royal Australian Navy
Accession Number S05248
Collection type Sound
Object type Radio broadcast
Physical description sound disc (lacquer); Red Cross; 7 inch
Maker Kelly, Patrick John
Kelly, Patrick John
Date made c1940-1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Patrick Kelly died when HMAS Perth was sunk by the Japanese in the battle of the Sunda Strait on 1 March 1942.
AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION:
Announcer: Hello Western Australia, Here we are on the desk of a cruiser somewhere in the Middle East, I may not tell you exactly where, and around me are a whole lot of very fine Australian boys and here's a couple of Western Australians who are just going to say "cheerio" to some of their folks at home.
Pat: Hello Western Australia this is Pat of Maylands or Patrick John fully, representing 44 Mess. Hello Mum, Dad, Jean, Perce and Rosie how are you? We're doing all right over here and our chins are up so don't worry. Harry wishes to be remembered to his people, in Mount Lawley, Mum and Dad and two sisters, and Ron wishes to be remembered to his folks in Victoria Park, and Jack sends his love to his family in Subiaco. We're all hale and hearty and in the pink, so everything's right, so au revoir 'til we see you. Good Bye. END RECORDING

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