The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Cole
First Name:
Edwin Henry
Nick Name:
Ted
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
SX11457
Company:
88 Light Aid Detachment
Enlisted:
24.02.1941
DOB:
29.07.1909
Place of Birth:
Devon, England
Father's Name:
William Cole
Mothers's Name:
Eva Evelene Cole
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Carpenter
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 35.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'E' Force Borneo
POW#:
1646
Cause of Death:
Not Known
Place of Death:
Sandakan No. 1 Camp.
Date of Death:
18.05.1945
Buried:
No. 2 Sandakan Cemetery, No. 1 Camp.

General Description

Edwin Cole enlisted in Adelaide.

Taken on Strength from 2/4th Army Field Workshops, Australian Army Ordnance Corp on 14.1.1943.

 

Edwin Cole arrived Fremantle from London on ‘Armadale’ June 1914 as a 4 year old with two younger sisters, Greta and Pamela with his young parents William and Eva Cole.

Ted married in Perth in 1930 to Dorothy A.M. Birch.

Tragically Ted was not to return to his family.  He lost his life at Sandakan May 1945, he was 35 years old.

 

COLE

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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