The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ovens
First Name:
Ernest Jesse
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9129
Classification:
Signaller
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
20.01.1918
Place of Birth:
York, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Meshacha Thomas Ovens
Mothers's Name:
Lily Ovens
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 11, Age 24.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
12.12.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 763132 by Major A. Cough Party

General Description

Ovens 29 Jun 1941 - LACE-TRIMMED GEORGETTE - Trove

2nd4th Football team 1941
Back row L-R C Ryan , F. McCaffery, L. Daily (C), A Hewby (Manager), E. Hunt, R. Anderson, F. Clark, T. Tomkins
Middle row L-R C. Helmrich, R. Baddock, J. Pearce, R. Riebe, C Spackman, J. Dore
Front row L-R E.J. Ovens, J. Smith, J. Wheelock, J. Innes, H. White, A. Mussman .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Ovens was mentioned several times in the news of Koorda along with Ken Skinner, Basil Clarke and Cyril Fogarty.

He was a member of 2/4th Football team.  Read further.

 

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