Noel Williams, served as Stoker, Petty Officer, aboard the HMAS Australia between 14/2/1940 -- 31/12/45
March 16, 2011
Hello Mr Gregory,
My name is Pamela Williams. In reading your website, I noticed that you served aboard the HMAS Australia during WW2.
I have been trying to organize a war grave memorial for grandfather who I believe may have died of war related injuries after his discharge. I am looking to try and contact anybody who may have personally known him so I can gather some information in order to present my case to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
So with all respect, I would like to ask if possible, did you, or do you know anyone I may contact who may have known him?
His name was Noel Williams and he served as Stoker (Petty Officer) aboard the HMAS Australia between 14/2/1940 -- 31/12/45.
Thank you so much for your time.
My best regards,
Although I was serving in Australia for some of the time your Grandfather was in her, I was a humble Midshipman involved with some of the seamen sailors, I did not unfortunately know your Grandfather.
Here is his Certificate of Service in the RAN for WW2: You just may not have a copy.
From his Official Number, Noel was Permanent Navy, not having just joined for WW2.
All the engineers who may have served with him would by now have passed on, I was only 17 when I joined /Australia/ in September 1939, so am now 89. I only wish I might have been of more help to you.
When you are ready to contact Veteran's Affairs, may I suggest you go straight to the Minister for Veteran's Affairs.
Here are the contact details for Navy Service Records:
you should be able to get a copy of his service record, you should also seek a copy of his Medical records, which could be of help.
Good luck in your quest.