Maxwell Hainsworth ROUSE

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ROUSE, Maxwell Hainsworth

Service Number: SX9707
Enlisted: 26 July 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 8th Division Salvage Unit
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 2 January 1913
Home Town: Plympton South, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Illness - Sandakan Death March, Sandakan, Borneo, 17 March 1945, aged 32 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
His name is memorialised on the Labuan Memorial in Malaysia
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial
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World War 2 Service

26 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9707, Adelaide, South Australia
4 Dec 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9707, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
25 Mar 1941: Promoted 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, 8th Division Salvage Unit
30 Jul 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN SX9707, 8th Division Salvage Unit, HMT EE (Marnix van St. Aldegonde), Melbourne
8 Feb 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN SX9707, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
17 Mar 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN SX9707, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Maxwell Hainsworth ROUSE was born on 2nd January, 1913 in Port Pirie, South Australia

His parents were Hainsworth Frederick John ROUSE & Sarah Elizabeth FIELD who married in South Australia in 1909

He married Jeanie Scriven BLYTH