Negative - Dusk Funeral Service on HMAS Hobart, Indonesia, World War II, 1941-1942 Image Reg. No: MM 114631

Summary:
Negative from a photography album by David Ralph Goodwin, RAN. The album contains 108 black and white photographs from World War II, many highly significant, showing sea battles (live fire), survivors, wounded and the dead being buried at sea. The photographs are secured with photo corners - a few now adrift. Includes images of German troops evacuating from Greece; German airborne troops in front of Junkers; airborne assault on Crete; Singapore burning; and later actions in Coral Sea. Includes a photo of HMAS Canberra, which was sunk on 9 August 1942, in the Battle of Savo Island.

David Ralph Goodwin was born 14 November 1921 in Mordialloc. He enlisted 11 May 1938 in Melbourne, service number 22112, and became an Able Seaman. During World War II he served on HMA Ships Perth (19 May 1939 - 28 August 1941) and Hobart (29 August 1941 - 4 September 1942) before being transferred to HMAS Cerberus (5 September 1942 - 21 July 1943), the Royal Australian Navy's Western Port training facility. He remained at HMAS Cerberus until June 1943 when he was diagnosed as suffering from anxiety neuroses. He was discharged on 21 July 1943. He formed the ex-HMAS Perth Association in 1966. David Ralph Goodwin died on the 4th of June 2011.

Negative for MM 112305. The image depicts a funeral service for some of the survivors from the SS Nora Mulla (Nora Muller) who died en route to Batavia. The SS Nora Mulla (Nora Muller) was bombed by the Japanese on February 2, 1942; the HMAS Hobart and HMS Tenedos rescued 70 survivors from the stricken ship.
Description:
Black and white cellulose acetate negative.
Description Of Content:
A dusk funeral service is pictured on the HMS Hobart for people killed on the SS Nora Mulla. A group of sailors in uniform are pictured with their heads bowed on the right of image. A priest is standing at the front of group. Canons are pictured in the foreground of image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr (David) Goodwin
Acknowledgement:
Source: Museum Victoria
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 62 mm (Height), 81 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, uniforms, ships, death mourning, sailors, battleships, oceans, burial grounds, priests, canons, herissart, herrissart, herrisart
Themes this item is part of: Able Seaman David Ralph Goodwin (aka Ralph Goodwin) (1921-2011), Public Life & Institutions Collection, The Royal Australian Navy
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: war graves & burials
Inscriptions: Printed in negative: '42 / KODAK TP 6415 / 42 / 1 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13'
Format: Negative: Black & White
Photographer: Mr David Goodwin - Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australia, 1941-1942
Place & Date Depicted: Indonesia, 1941-1942
Ship Depicted: Royal Australian Navy (RAN)

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