Opinion

Unknown sailor from HMAS Sydney II finally identified as Able Seaman Thomas Welsby Clark thanks to modern DNA technology

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By Peter Brewer
November 19 2021 - 6:00pm
Somewhere, among these 645 sailors is my late Uncle Bill Collins. The crew of the HMAS Sydney II. All but one were lost at sea when the cruiser was sunk in 1941. Picture: RAN

My mum was just 7 years old when the news came through to Hobart that her much-loved Uncle Bill, my great uncle William Collins, was lost at sea, together with all ship's company, off the coast of Western Australia 80 years ago.

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Peter Brewer

Reporter

Telling the truth and holding agencies accountable must matter to us all. It's also important to tell the story well, and factually. Contact me at peter.brewer@canberratimes.com.au

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