Peter Norman FOOTE


FOOTE, Peter Norman

Service Number: VX57114
Enlisted: 3 June 1941, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Ordnance Workshop
Born: Eastbourne, England, 25 December 1904
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 5 February 1945, aged 40 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 29
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Jun 1941: Enlisted Private, SN VX57114, Royal Park, Victoria
16 Feb 1942: Involvement Private, SN VX57114, 2nd/10th Ordnance Workshop, Malaya/Singapore
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
5 Feb 1945: Involvement Private, SN VX57114, 2nd/10th Ordnance Workshop, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...VX57114 Private Peter Norman Foote, 2/10th Ordnance Workshops, Australian Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. 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 Foote, aged 40, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 5 February 1945. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 29..." - SOURCE (