Patrick Joseph Burnett ?

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SLSU1966
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Real Full Name: Michael Fogarty
Rank and Rate/Category: LEUT
Enlistment Date: 28 Feb 1966
Date of Discharge: 12 May 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Duchess, Melbourne, Kuttabul, FHQ, Harman

Patrick Joseph Burnett ?

Post by SLSU1966 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:41 am

Described as a former naval person, at 92, as noted in the SMH today. Rank and number not known. Curious. Many Vendetta hands will recall Commander Patrick Richard Burnett born 1928. CO of Vendetta during the search for W D Atlas off the South Coast in late 1966? Younger brother Rory Ward Burnett born 1929 died a few years back (2011?) . Both were the sons of Captain Joseph Burnett lost with all on board in HMAS Sydney in late 1941. So details of P J Burnett not to be conflated with P R Burnett? More will out. Middle name Joseph might suggest a relation of Joe Burnett?

SLSU1966
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Real Full Name: Michael Fogarty
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Enlistment Date: 28 Feb 1966
Date of Discharge: 12 May 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Duchess, Melbourne, Kuttabul, FHQ, Harman

Patrick Joseph Burnett ?

Post by SLSU1966 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:37 pm

Need to be comfortable with ambiguity. If I had the date of birth I would act with more surety. Someone else can report in. Unless not interested.

Lawrie G
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Real Full Name: Lawrie Gribben
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Enlistment Date: 10 Mar 1963
Date of Discharge: 09 Mar 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Parramatta (x2), Mull of Kintyre, Melbourne, Waterhen

Re: Patrick Joseph Burnett ?

Post by Lawrie G » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:59 pm

Steady on, Michael! I'm still trying not to get conflated.

SLSU1966
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Real Full Name: Michael Fogarty
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Enlistment Date: 28 Feb 1966
Date of Discharge: 12 May 1972
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Duchess, Melbourne, Kuttabul, FHQ, Harman

Patrick Joseph Burnett ?

Post by SLSU1966 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:02 pm

VMT Lawrie for correction. A big word used in the wrong context. I need to be careful as I killed someone off before his time when it was another. On learning of it, like Mark Twain, he might have said reports of my death were exaggerated. I would be happy not getting to read my obituary if so ever.

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