15. Cause of Death

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Of the 47 men accounted for on these memorials 17 were killed in action. The second highest  cause of death for these men being  disease and wounds accounting for 10 men each. In WWI most deaths listed on these memorials were men killed in action. WWII results show however that disease and flying battle were the leading causes of death.


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Able Seaman Ronald Matthew Vogt is listed on the Strathalbyn war memorial. Ronald was killed in action when a German attack resulted in the sinking of HMAS Sydney in the Indian Ocean on the 20th of November 1941. Australian War Memorial (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P05830.001/)