Maxwell Roy VENABLES

VENABLES, Maxwell Roy

Service Number: SX9086
Enlisted: 17 July 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Born: Wirrabara, South Australia, 24 May 1920
Home Town: Bowden, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 26 June 2009, aged 89 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

17 Jul 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9086, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
17 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Nov 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9086, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX9086, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park, Prisoners of War
7 Mar 1946: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2

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Biography

Max was born in Wirrabara on 24 May 1922; his family moved to Adelaide in 1926...

... Max enlisted in the Army in July 1940 at the age of eighteen. He was placed in the 8 Division Ammunition Sub Park based at Wayville and then Woodside, Alice Springs and Larrimah...

In April 1943 Max left Changi as part of the work teams on the Burma-Thailand railway...

To read the full article please Click Here (www.samemory.sa.gov.au).

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Max Venables has left behind one of the greatest legacies of World War Two for South Australia. Not only during his time in Changi Camp, but also whilst on the Burma-Thailand railway Max kept a personal diary recording day to day life. In 2002 he also self-published another book From Wayville to Changi and Beyond which details the story of the 8th Division Ammunition Sub Park. The book also includes a transcript of his private diary (now held in the South Australian State Library) along with passages from other diaries kept by members of the 8th Division Ammunition Sub Park. See links in the side-bar.

Max Venables died in 2009.

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