Edwin John Keith ORR

ORR, Edwin John Keith

Service Number: SX14343
Enlisted: 3 January 1941, Keswick, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Born: Kalangadoo, South Australia, 17 November 1921
Home Town: Bordertown, Tatiara, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer and Truck driver
Died: Illness whilst a Prisoner of the Japanese , Borneo, 20 March 1945, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Labuan Memorial Panel 24.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Bordertown WW2 Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Jan 1941: Enlisted Keswick, SA
3 Sep 1941: Enlisted Wayville, SA
20 Mar 1945: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX14343, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park

Army Service

SX14343 PTE Edwin John Keith Orr served with the 8th Division Ammunition Sub-park in Malaya and Singapore. As a POW he left the Changi POW Camp on 28 March 1943 for Borneo on the DeKlerk as part of E Force.

Traveling via Kuching, Edwin arrived at Berhala Island on 14 Apr 43. Worked on the Sandakan airstrip and died on 4 March 1945.

Edwin is remembered with a plaque at the Labuan War Cemetery - panel 26.

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