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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Monk Crescent
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Street Name: Monk Crescent
Name of Veteran: Arthur P. Monk
Rank: Engineer
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a
Veteran or Family Visit: n/a
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No

Arthur P. Monk received the Distinguished Service Cross award for his actions during the Battle of the River Plate.

In the Daily Herald from February 23, 1940 Arthur is said to have “made all preparations for catapulting the aircraft”. This was the aircraft of Lieutenant Edgar D. G. Lewin who first spotted the Graf Spee and had to be catapulted out when the air-worthiness of his aircraft was in question.
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8723988246287 Longitude: -79.025326899414
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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Monk Crescent


Street Name: Monk Crescent
Name of Veteran: Arthur P. Monk
Rank: Engineer
Ship Served: HMS Ajax
Date of Service on Ship: 1939
Year of Visit/Dedication: n/a
Veteran or Family Visit: n/a
Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes
Died at Battle: No

Arthur P. Monk received the Distinguished Service Cross award for his actions during the Battle of the River Plate.

In the Daily Herald from February 23, 1940 Arthur is said to have “made all preparations for catapulting the aircraft”. This was the aircraft of Lieutenant Edgar D. G. Lewin who first spotted the Graf Spee and had to be catapulted out when the air-worthiness of his aircraft was in question.