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'Tsunami 9' Peace Garden Memorial, King's Cross

'Tsunami 9' Peace Garden Memorial, King's Cross
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Description / Background

This memorial garden is in honour of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel who died in the crash of the 'Tsunami 9' Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter during Operation Sumatra 2 April 2005. The helicopter and its crew were part of the Royal Australian Navy's 817 Squadron. The helicopter's registration number was N16-100 and its call sign was 'Shark 02'.

The crash occurred at approximately 4pm (local time) on Nias Island, Indonesia, with 11 ADF personnel on board. They were in the region on a humanitarian mission following an earthquake. 

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Plaque

In memoriam cedicated to the nine ADF personnel killed in Sea King (SK50) helicopter crash whilst on humanitarian service on Nias Island, Indonesia, April 2, 2005

Donated by Royal Australian Navy [emblem], King's Cross Bikers Social and Welfare Club [emblem], Royal Australian Air Force [emblem]

Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
Ls Scott Bennet RAN Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Matthew Davey RAN Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Matthew Goodall RAN Operation Sumatra Assist view
Sgt Wendy Jones RAAF Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Paul Kimlin RAN Operation Sumatra Assist view
Lt Jonathon King RAN Operation Sumatra Assist view
Sqn Ldr Paul McCarthy RAAF Operation Sumatra Assist view
F/Lt Lynne Rowbottom RAAF Operation Sumatra Assist view
P/O Stephen Slattery RAN Operation Sumatra Assist view

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Address
Lawrence Hargrave Reserve
9A Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
Local Government Area
Sydney, City of
Setting
Garden/park
Memorial type
Garden/park
Recorded by
Rick 'Chips' Johnson
Year of construction
2005
Dedication date
26 June 2005
Conflict/s
Other