Verdun Bernice Sheah
Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service
3rd March 1916
Leeton District Hospital
15th November 1945
Twenty-eight people lost their lives when a RAAF transport aircraft (Dakota) crashed into a 7598 foot (2315m) mountain peak during a short flight from Jacquinot Bay to Rabaul, New Guinea. Among them was Sister Verdun Sheah
Daughter of Thomas and Josephine May Sheah, of Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
C. B. 2.
RABAUL (BITA PAKA) WAR CEMETERY
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.