Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial
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HMAS Matafele (1944)
The plaque reads ...
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.
Watkins, Guy Edward; Sub-Lt. RANR
Pearson, Victor; E.R.A. IV. H1625
Sub-Lt Guy Edward Watkins