The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Murtagh
First Name:
Edwin John
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10792
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
Discharged:
21.12.1945
DOB:
3.03.1919
Place of Birth:
Crumpsal, Manchester, England
Father's Name:
Percy John Murtagh
Mothers's Name:
Mary Agnes Murtagh
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairy and Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 24, Sendyu
POW#:
1532
Japan:
Awa Maru Party, Kumi No. 42
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Manila, U.S. Navy ship; Manila-Sydney, HMS Formidable; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

Soldier wounded in action at Tengah on 9/2/1942, admitted to Field Ambulance with a shrapnel wound to his left shoulder and left eyebrow. Transferred to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 17/2/1942. Transferred to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 7/3/1942 amd discharged to unit on 1/4/1942.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sendyu, Emukae, Fukuoka #24-B - Japan
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