George Ewart Williams: attempting to trace his movements during WW2
March 17, 2010
My mother is currently attempting to trace the movements of George Ewart Williams who we believe was returned to Australia with the survivors of HMAS Canberra.
He was not from this vessel however is believed to have been rescued along with a small number of his crew mates off a coral atoll in the Pacific after the sinking of their vessel.
My problem is that I do not know the name of the vessel he served on so am finding it very difficult to trace him.
I do recall seeing a Newspaper article about their rescue but unfortunately this document appears to have been lost.
Hope you can help.
I cannot find any reference to George being rescued from a coral atoll.
Here is his RAN Certificate of Service.