Edward Morton RICHARDS

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RICHARDS, Edward Morton

Service Number: SX9634
Enlisted: 25 July 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Salvage Unit
Born: Balaklava, South Australia, 13 March 1901
Home Town: Port Broughton, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan - Sandakan death march), Sandakan, Borneo, 18 March 1945, aged 44 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 31
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balaklava District WW2 Roll of Honour, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Honour Roll, Balaklava WW1 & WW2 Memorial, District Council of Port Broughton Honour Roll WW2, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia, Port Broughton War Memorial, Red Hill District Memorial Arch Gates, Red Hill Honour Roll WW2, Redhill War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

25 Jul 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
30 Jul 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9634, 8th Division Salvage Unit, HMT EE (Marnix van St. Aldegonde), Melbourne
8 Feb 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9634, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
18 Mar 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9634, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Prisoners of War

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