The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Jones
First Name:
Edgar Cheetham
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7453
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
10.09.1901
Place of Birth:
Manchester, England
Father's Name:
John Hugh Jones
Mothers's Name:
Mary Alice Jones
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Railway Shunter
Memorial:
Djakarta War Cemetery, Plot 5, Row E, Grave 10, Age 40,
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
Cause of Death:
Bacillary Dysentery
Place of Death:
Bicycle Camp Hospital Batavia
Date of Death:
6.07.1942
Buried:
Dutch Cemetery about 6 miles from camp. Funeral service conducted by Padre Frank Kellow of the 2/2/ Pioneer Battalion. Buried Grave No 102 but reburied later in British section Grave No 65.

General Description

Acting Sgt (Doug) Hampson was present when Private Edgar Chetham Jones WX7453 died of bacillary dysentery at Bicycle Camp Hospital, Batavia on 6th July 1942.

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JONES, Private, EDGAR CHEETAM, WX7453, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 6 July 1942. Age 40. Son of John Hugh and Mary Alice Jones; husband of Irene Bethel Jane Jones, of Leederville, Western Australia. Grave Ref. 5. E. 10.

Camp Locations:

  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
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