Ambon (World War 2, 30 January 1942 to 3 February 1942)

About This Campaign

The Battle of Ambon (30 January – 3 February, 1942) occurred on the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), during World War II. Japan invaded and conquered the island in a few days, facing Dutch, American, and Australian forces. The chaotic and sometimes bloody fighting was followed by a series of major Japanese war crimes.

Names

Showing 5 people of interest from campaign

GRIMISON, Athol Russell Mudie

Service number NX5726
Private
Australian Army Service Corps
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 1 Apr 1909

FORWARD, Kenneth Ernest

Service number WX10869
Private
Born 4 Apr 1899

SAUNDERS, Vincent Charles

Service number VX61819
Private
2nd/21st Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 18 May 1914

HADDRICK, Keith Clement

Service number VX26396
Private
2nd/21st Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 25 Feb 1910

CABLE, Henry James

Service number VX27275
Private
2nd/21st Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 2 Nov 1901