The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Edwards
First Name:
George Henry
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7266
Company:
'B' Company, No 8 Platoon
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
DOB:
3.11.1910
Place of Birth:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Memorial:
Epitah, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 34.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
'E' Force Borneo
POW#:
4/6096 & 1686
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Sandakan No. 1 Camp
Date of Death:
20.04.1945

General Description

 

EDWARDS, Private, GEORGE HENRY, WX7266, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 20 March 1945. Age 34. Panel 18.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia

 

Edwards G H

 

Originally from Newcastle- on -Tyne, George had been working at Laverton prior to enlisting at Claremont.

We have been unable to find information about George’s life in England nor when he arrived in Australia.  It is possible he arrived in another part of Australia as a young man before moving to Western Australia.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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