CHANDLER, Max Alfred

Service Number: VX23166
Enlisted: 18 June 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1 Company Australian Army Service Corps
Born: Payneham, South Australia, 19 October 1910
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College
Occupation: Salesman (Cadbury/Shell)
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 28 March 1945, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Panel 22, Labuan Memorial (within Labuan War Cemetery) Labuan Federal Territory.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX23166, Caulfield, Victoria
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX23166, 1 Company Australian Army Service Corps, Malaya/Singapore
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
28 Mar 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX23166, 1 Company Australian Army Service Corps, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...VX23166 Private Max Alfred Chandler, No. 1 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 Chandler, aged 34, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 28 March 1945. He was the son of Charles John and Dahlia Audrey Chandler, and the husband of Peggy Patricia Chandler, of Westbourne Park, SA. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 22..." - SOURCE (