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Trinity News : August 2011
TRINITY NEWS 55 MENTESM ULT AECONSILIUMUNUMTGSOTU Weddings Henry Wilkinson came to Trinity as an eleven year old in 1918, leaving five years later after completing his Intermediate studies. He became a 4th Class Engineer on the BHP iron ore transport ship Iron Monarch, plying the Whyalla-Newcastle route. During the war years Japanese submarines intercepted and destroyed the slow- moving, heavily-laden vessels of the Australian merchant fleet. On 3 June 1942 the Iron Chieftain, en route from Newcastle to Wyalla, was torpedoed. The survivors – including Wilkinson – clambered on to life rafts, and, expecting to be machine-gunned by the surfacing submarine, were relieved when the vessel dived and disappeared. Later, Wilkinson transferred to the Iron Knight. On 8 February 1943, the Iron Knight was torpedoed. The ship sank, bow first, in two minutes. Only fourteen of the crew of fifty survived. Wilkinson, trapped below deck, had no chance of escape. Henry Wilkinson was amongst 277 Merchant Mariners (and 223 medical personnel) to perish off the east coast of Australia, one of 750 men and women who died in the eastern and southern regions of Australia “to whom the fortune of war denied the known and honoured burial given to their comrades in death.” | Robert Scott Trinity Remembers... HENRY WILKINSON | MN4708 Henry Wilkinson’s Ship - S .S Iron Knight The Newcastle Mercantile Marine Memorial left James Moore (’05) married Charlotte Fisher on 15th January 2011 at Trinity Grammar School with best man another Old Boy Hamish Toose (’01). James is the son of Merial and Craig Moore (’74), who was also a Past President of the OTU. James completed a Bachelor of Business, followed by completing a 2 year Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) at St. Paul’s Carlingford and is now at Moore Theological College. below John Williams (’97) married Paula O’Leary at St. Thomas’ North Sydney. The weather was fantastic and it was a great day for family and friends.