In memory of the Members of Operation Rimau

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IN MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF OPERATION RIMAU

IN SEPTEMBER 1944, WHEN SINGAPORE WAS UNDER JAPANESE
OCCUPATION, TWENTY-THREE BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN MEMBERS
OF SERVICES RECONNAISSANCE DEPARTMENT/Z SPECIAL UNIT
TRAVELLED FROM AUSTRALIA BY SUBMARINE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF
SINGAPORE HARBOUR. THEIR MISSION WAS TO ATTACK AND DESTROY
ENEMY SHIPPING FROM SMALL SUBMERSIBLE BOATS USING MAGNETIC
LIMPET MINES. THE PARTY INCLUDED SIX FORMER MEMBERS OF THE
HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL RAID LAUNCHED AGAINST JAPANESE SHIPPING
OPERATION JAYWICK. THEY WERE INTERCEPTED BY JAPANESE FORCES
AND IN THE ACTIONS THAT FOLLOWED, THIRTEEN WERE EITHER KILLED
IN ACTION OR DIED OF WOUNDS. THE REMAINING TEN WERE
CAPTURED AND SUBSEQUENTLY EXECUTED ON 7 JULY 1945. THE
PLACE OF THEIR EXECUTION IS APPROXIMATELY 580 METRES EAST
OF THE JUNCTION OF CLEMENT AND DOVER ROADS.

WE SALUTE THEIR DARING AND BRAVERY

May these brave men Rest in Peace.

Lt Col Ivan Lyon DSO MBE, Gordon Highlanders, 16 Oct 1944, 29 years.
Maj Reginald Ingleton, Royal Marines, 7th July 1945, 35 years. Executed.
Capt Robert Page DSO, Australian Imperial Force, 7 Jul 1945, 24 years.
Lt Walter Carey, AIF, 7 Jul 1945, 31 years. Executed.
Lt Bruno Reymond, RANR, 21 Dec 1945, 31 years.
Lt H.Robert Ross, British Army, 16 Oct 1944, 27 years.
Lt Albert Sargent, AIF, 7 Jul 1945, 26 years. Executed.
Sub Lt J.Gregor Riggs, RNVR, 5 Nov 1944, 21 years.
WO2 Alfred Warren, AIF, 7 Jul 1945, 32 years. Executed.
WO2 Jeffrey Willersdorf, Feb 1945, 22 years.
Sgt Colin Cameron, AIF, 5 Nov 1944, 21 years.
Sgt David Gooley, AIF, 5 Nov 1944, 26 years.
Cpl Archibald Campbell, AIF, 18 Oct 1944, 24 years.
Cpl Colin Craft, AIF, 21 Dec 1944, 25 years.
Cpl Roland Fletcher, AIF, 7 Jul 1945,29 years. Executed.
Cpl Clair Stewart, AIF, 7 July 1945, 35 years. Executed.
AB Walter Falls DSM, RANR, 7 July 1945. Executed.
AB Andrew Huston DSM, RANR, 16 Dec 1944, 20 years.
AB Frederick Marsh, RANR, 11 Jan 1945, 20 years.
LCpl John Hardy, AIF, 7 July 1945, 23 years. Executed.
LCpl Hugo Pace, AIF, Jun 1945, 32 years.
Pte Douglas Warne, AIF, Apr 1945, 24 years.
Also executed during rescue operations:
Lt Clifford Perske, AIF, 30 Mar 1945, Executed.
Lt John Sachs, AIF, 30 Mar 1945, Executed.

Approx location of place of Execution.

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