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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served on the H.M.A.S. Shropshire during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

H.M.S. Shropshire was a Royal Navy (RN) heavy cruiser of the London sub-class of County-class cruisers. Completed in 1929, Shropshire served with the RN until 1942, when she was transferred to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) following the loss of sister ship HMAS Canberra. Commissioned as H.M.A.S. Shropshire, the ship remained in RAN service until 1949, and was sold for scrap in 1954.



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st October, 2000
Front Inscription

In memory of heavy cruiser HMAS Shropshire

Pacific Area 1943 - 45

During its service in the Pacific, HMAS Shropshire supported 15 landings and carried out 56 bombardments; destroyed nine shore batteries and 19 attacking aircraft ; relayed over 90% of air attack radar warnings to the US 7th Fleet during the liberation of the Philippines; and engaged a Japanese battleship at Surigao Strait. 

Six members of Shropshire`s crew died on active service.

Lest we forget


Source: MA
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