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WW II : Betio Memorial - Tarawa - 15 October 1942

On the eve of the 71st anniversary, the memorial reads : "In memory of the twenty two British subjects murdered by the Japanese at Betio on the 15th of October 1942. Standing unarmed to their posts, they matched brutality with gallantry and met death with fortitude. R G Morgan | B Cleary | I R Handley | A M McArthur | A L Sadd | A C Heenan | J J McCarthy | H R C Hearn | A E Mckenna | A L Taylor | T C Murray | C A Pearsall | L B Speedy | C J Owen | D H Howe | R J Hitchon | R Jones | R A Ellis | C A Kilpin | J H Nichol | W A R Parker | R M McKenzie. The victims were New Zealand coastwatchers, Australians and British. " For a close-up of the memorial here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalvoyager/10232083905/

More on Betio in Wikipedia here :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betio

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Taken: 07/10/2013
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Updated: 06/01/2019
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