Continuing… Clarence M Dawes: Small Ships

Posted on: Mon 6 Sep 2021

WW11  Veteran Clarrie Dawes passed away recently, not long after his beloved wife Mary.  In 2019 Service Voices spent two days in Thevenard near Ceduna with the then 93 year old Clarrie recording interviews about his life and wartime service in the U.S. Army Small Ships Section 1942-1947, a unique organisation formed in response to advancing Japanese forces in the South Pacific during WWII.  We re-broadcast some of part 2 of Clarrie’s original interviews today.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Main Photo Left: Clarrie Dawes Thevenard 2019. Photo by H Meyer and used with permission Right: Clarrie’s younger brother Leon Dawes, killed in action in Korea 25 July 1953 Provided by C Dawes and used with permission.

Photo: Maiwarra PNG WWII copy of Clarrie Dawe’s photo taken by H Meyer 2019 used with permission C Dawes

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