The HMAS Perth (I) Memorial Foundation Incorporated has been formed to establish a permanent memorial to commemorate the life and loss of HMAS Perth.
The memorial will acknowledge and honour the members of the ship’s company who:
1. Perished in the Battle of Sunda Strait
2. Survived the battle and attempted to avoid capture
3. Were captured, Imprisoned and enslaved
4. Died as prisoners of war
5. Finally returned to Australia or the United Kingdom
The memorial will also acknowledge the families whose lives were forever changed by the loss of HMAS Perth on 1 March 1942.
The memorial will also acknowledge the USS Houston which was also lost in the Battle of Sunda Strait.
HMAS Perth (I) crew clinging to flotsam following the battle
This is a Memorial which commemorates the loss of HMAS Perth (I), dedicated to the lost Crew, the survivors who were imprisoned; enslaved in prisoner of war camps and those who finally returned to Australia bearing the scars of their suffering for the duration of their lives