The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hope
First Name:
Edwin James
Nick Name:
Eddie
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7022
Company:
'D' Company, No. 14 Platoon (No. 4 on Gun)
Enlisted:
30.07.1940
DOB:
7.06.1940
Place of Birth:
Buntine, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Ivan Meredith Hope
Mothers's Name:
Edith Hope
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A3, Row C, Grave 6, Age 23.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
3080
Cause of Death:
Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Khonkan 55km Camp
Date of Death:
8.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 43, Khonkan

General Description

Edwin James Hope WX7022
Edwin James Hope WX7022

 

Soldier was wounded in action at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan. Admitted to Alexandra Hospital on 12.2.1942 with a gunshot wound to his left elbow. Discharged to unit on 24.2.1942.

Eddie was selected to go to Burma with A Force.  He died at Khonkan 55 k camp at the age of 23 years of chronic diarrohea, malnutrition and beri beri on 8th August 1943.

 

 

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Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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