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07 July 2011


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My age is 75 and I am proud to be a Life Member of the Rabaul & Montevideo Maru Association.

My late father, Stewart G. Nottage was one of the officers captured in Rabaul. He was a member of the small garrison posted there.

To my knowledge he and the late Lt Kenneth Robertson were the only two of the SX numbers [South Australkian troops] to return to Adelaide in late September 1945 and were quite unaware until late October 1945 that their young men were drowned in the hold of the Montevideo Maru when the then government in Australia released the names of the deceased.

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