Roll of Honour


This Roll of Honour focuses on the people who died on 19 February 1942. We have tried to put a face to the names and to tell their story. The Roll includes only those who were killed on that day, or died subsequently of wounds. In compiling this list spelling variations and duplication of names have been identified in various sources; while research has resolved many of these discrepancies, it should be noted that the list may still contain inaccuracies.

The Northern Territory Library wishes to acknowledge the valuable assistance provided by local history groups, archivists and families of these men and women who sacrificed their lives in Darwin on 19 February 1942. If you have information on a person who you believe should be included, please don’t hesitate to contact the Library.

Items in the Roll of Honour Collection

Sisters on board HMAHS Manunda. Sister Margaret Augusta De Mestre (NX70211) in the middle and Sister Vere L'Estrange Wilkinson (NX70207) on the left.194?

Corporal Robert Bevir in the orderly room aboard the 2/1st Australian hospital ship Manunda, Thursday Island, 1940.

Alice Bald

US fighter group Kitty Hawks (49) over Darwin

Frog Hollow 1938 -1942, site of labourer camps