Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

HMAS Matafele (1944)

The plaque reads ...

HMAS MatafeleHMAS Matafele
Commissioned at sea 1.1.1943
Left Towsville 18.6.1944 with stores
for Milne Bay, N.G., under command of
Lt. Cmdr. C. Symonds 'Sampan Charlie'.
Presumed lost 24.6.1944 with all hands
4 officers, 20 ratings, 13 Pacific Is seamen.
From Tasmania
Watkins, Guy Edward; Sub-Lt. RANR
Pearson, Victor; E.R.A. IV. H1625


Sub-Lt Guy Edward Watkins

Victor Pearson