Memorial ServiceThe service includes a special guest speaker, followed by light refreshments.
Please RSVP by emailing
About the Bangka Island Massacre
On February 16th, 1942, 22 Australian Army Nurses were machine gunned by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army on Bangka Island’s Radji Beach. All but one nurse were killed in the massacre. Five years later, the lone survivor, Vivian Bullwinkel, gave evidence at a war crimes trial in Tokyo, having survived the war.
The next service will be held on 18 February 2024 from 9.45am for a 10am start at the SA Women’s Memorial Playing Fields, Shepherds Hill Road, St Marys. The service includes a special guest speaker, followed by light refreshments.
The role of the Committee
The Committee has representatives from sporting groups, State Veterans Advisory Committee, RSL, 3rd Health Support Battalion and community representatives who are all committed to the objectives of the organisation.
Become a member or donate
Support us to oversee the Memorial site, host the annual Bangka Strait Memorial Service and honour the women who served and those who made the supreme sacrifice for our country from the Navy, Army and Air Force.
Mail: PO Box 143 MSC, Torrens Park SA 5062
Phone: President, Helen Fischer on 0413 348 445
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