Edward Daniel HORGAN


HORGAN, Edward Daniel

Service Number: VX26903
Enlisted: 26 May 1940, Jerilderie, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Anti Tank Regiment
Born: Finley, New South Wales, 22 May 1918
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan - heart failure), Thailand, 5 July 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Jerilderie War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

26 May 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX26903, Jerilderie, New South Wales
2 Feb 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Gunner, SN VX26903, 2nd/4th Anti Tank Regiment, QX1, Sydney (Disembarked Singapore 19 Feb 1941)
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
5 Jul 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Gunner, SN VX26903, 2nd/4th Anti Tank Regiment, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...VX26903 Gunner Edward Daniel Horgan, 4 Anti Tank Regiment, of Finley, NSW. A labourer prior to enlistment he embarked from Caulfield, Vic on 18 June 1940. Gnr Horgan was a prisoner of war (POW) working on the Burma Thailand railway, he died of illness on 5 July 1943, aged 25. Gnr Horgan is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)