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Max Uechtritz

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Joined June 2017

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Journo and doc-making rugby nut, supporter of Reds, Wallabies and - from other code - Broncos and Maroons.

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What a privilege for you to have met “Weary” .. was only admiring his statue at the war memorial on Saturday. Wonderful man and legacy.Thanks and cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Bob.. yes, hate and hero can be used in the most trite and detestable way!

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Fantastic extra info thanks!

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Yes, Wardad, it was bloody dreadful. So many were lost this way.A friend talked to USS Sturgeon crew members – for a doc – and yes they were gutted and haunted.

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Sheek. Actually read Lucky 29 and really enjoyed all the details and the pen portraits. On another forum somewhere, I found old comments by Mac’s niece and nephew (for the 70th anniversary) and have tried to contact them. Someone else on the forum was researching the 1938 Wallabies and said about six were killed in the war. Some powerful and sad back stories there methinks. Cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Bigbaz. See my comments to Sheek below about other Wallabies who perished in the war.Cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Cheers Chinmay. Yes, it’s a tough one. Imagine the families’ torment just not knowing for years. Then even doubt about it all as someone lost the nominal roll for decades.

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Thanks Sheek. Actually read Lucky 29 and really enjoyed all the details and the pen portraits. On another forum somewhere, I found old comments by Mac’s niece and nephew (for the 70th anniversary) and have tried to contact them. Someone else on the forum was researching the 1938 Wallabies and said about six were killed in the war. Some powerful and sad back stories there methinks. Cheers

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim

Always happy to honour these poor souls and their families.

Remembering Wallaby "Mac" Ramsay - WW2 Hell Ship victim