Concord Repatriation General Hospital Memorial Window and Honour Roll

Centaur Memorial Window at Concord Repatriation General HospitalHonour Roll at Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Description

This stained glass window is in memory of those who were lost at sea when 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine (I-117) during the Second World War. The window features an image of the ship, positioned under the emblems of the Merchant Navy and Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. The Australian national flag, Australian Red Ensign, and a collection of Australian flowers are also depicted. The window is accompanied by a detailed roll of honour.

The Centaur was attacked off the southern Queensland coast, at approximately 0400 hours on 14 May 1943. Of those on board at the time, 268 lost their lives and 64 were rescued. Of the 12 nursing sisters serving on the ship, only Sister Ellen Savage survived. Private J. .J. Walder later died of wounds and was subsequently added to the official list of causalities compiled by the Central Army Records Office, Melbourne.

The memorial is located inside Concord Repatriation General Hospital and access to see it may be restricted. 

Materials
  • Glass
Inscription

Window

2/3 Australian Hospital Ship
Centaur

Friday 14th May 1943 0400 AM
AHS CENTAUR
To the memory of those who perished

1939 1945

Roll

2/3 Australian Hospital Ship "Centaur"
Roll of Honour
Merchant Navy
Master - Capt. Murray G. A.
[Names]
Ship's Staff
[Names]
2/12 Field Ambulance
[Names]
2/12 Field Ambulance (Attached personnel).
Attached from A.A.S.C. [Australian Army Service Corps]
[Names]
2/12 Field Ambulance - attached from
25 Australian Depot Cash Office
[Names]
Red Cross Representative
[Name]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
D Abbott World War 2 KIA Merchant Navy view
Sister M L Adams World War 2 KIA Ship's Staff view
Pte A T Adams World War 2 KIA Army Attached from AASC view
Priv G F Aitchison World War 2 KIA Ship's Staff view
Pte J R Alexander World War 2 KIA Army Attached from AASC view
G McL Alexander World War 2 KIA Merchant Navy view
Pte F W C Anderson World War 2 KIA Army 2/12 Field Ambulance view
Pte J Annis-Brown World War 2 KIA Army 2/12 Field Ambulance view
Pte R Annis-Brown World War 2 KIA Army 2/12 Field Ambulance view
Pte W H Bailey World War 2 KIA Army 2/12 Field Ambulance view

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Address
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Hospital Road
Concord NSW 2139
Australia
Local Government Area
  • Canada Bay, City of
Setting
  • Building – inside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Board/roll/plaque/tablet
  • Stained glass window
Recorded by
NSW War Memorials Register. Mr Rusty Priest AM.
Established Date format: 
$e_original_date = $entity->field_established['und'][0]['value']; if (!empty($e_original_date)) { $changed_date = strtotime($e_original_date); $new_date = date("d F Y", $changed_date); print '
Established date
'; print $new_date; } else{ print ''; }
Conflict/s
  • Second World War, 1939–45