seaman Mills survived the sinking of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Oiler
He made a statement about the sinking of the sloop HMAS Yarra
September 1945: Immediately following their release from Japanese POW camps, two survivors, PO (Cook) Morgan (HMS
Anking) and AB Mills (RFA Francol), provide further testimony of Yarra's final moments. Both men were insistent on the magnificent fight
put up by Yarra, and Mills claims:
'She was still firing her forward gun with the whole ship on fire and sinking. The gun was still in action when the stern was already
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