Evan David DAVIES


DAVIES, Evan David

Service Number: NX32677
Enlisted: 18 June 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia, 9 November 1919
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 16 June 1945, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX32677, Paddington, New South Wales
16 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX32677, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX32677 Private Evan David Davies, 2/20th Battalion, Australian Infantry. 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 Davies, aged 25, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 16 June 1945. He was the son of Evan Henry and Olive Rachel Davies, of Austral, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 13..." - SOURCE