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SHINKFIELD, Maurice Gordon (1920-2012)

SHINKFIELD, Maurice Gordon (1920-2012)

Maurice Gordon Shinkfield was born in Cambridge, England and enrolled at the College from March, 1930 to 1932 after attending Newtown State School.

During World War II, he enlisted in the RAN on 14 April, 1938 and, four years later served on HMAS Australia, where he was Mentioned in Despatches ‘for gallantry, skill and devotion in assault operations at Lingayen Gulf’ , an action in which HMAS Australia was hit by a Japanese suicide bomber. When Maurice left the RAN he held the position of Lieutenant Commander.

His brother, Cecil Frederick Charles Shinkfield (1916-1995), also came to College.

He died at the Royal Perth Hospital, WA on 24 October 2012.

Sources: West Australian (Perth) 27 Oct 2012. OGC 1934.
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