Moritz Walter COOLING

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COOLING, Moritz Walter

Service Number: SX11762
Enlisted: 14 March 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
Born: Toorak, Victoria, 19 July 1904
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 8 June 1945, aged 40 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

14 Mar 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX11762, Adelaide, South Australia
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
8 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX11762, 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company, Prisoners of War
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...SX11762 Private Moritz Walter Cooling, 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company, Australian Army Service Corps. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force. The 1494 POW's that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942. Private Cooling, aged 40, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 8 June 1945. He was the husband of Phyllis Warrion Cooling, of Mount Gambier, SA. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 23..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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