Charles Henry FORRESTER


FORRESTER, Charles Henry

Service Number: NX67705
Enlisted: 22 January 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Orange, New South Wales, 18 September 1918
Home Town: Orange, Orange Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 15 June 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Labuan Memorial, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia, Orange Cenotaph, Orange WW2 Supreme Sacrifice Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

22 Jan 1941: Enlisted Private, SN NX67705, Paddington, New South Wales
22 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX67705, 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion
15 Jun 1945: Involvement Private, SN NX67705, 2nd/19th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX67705 Private Charles Henry Forrester, 2/19th 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 Forrester, aged 26, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 15 June 1945. He was the son of Joseph James Forrester and Ethel Emily Forrester, of Orange, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 12..." - SOURCE (