Alfred Lyal LEVER


LEVER, Alfred Lyal

Service Number: NX32255
Enlisted: 14 June 1940, Paddinton, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 18 November 1918
Home Town: Chillingham, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 2 June 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave - Panel 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia
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World War 2 Service

14 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX32255, Paddinton, New South Wales
2 Jun 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX32255, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Lee Webster

"...NX32255 Private Alfred Lyal Lever, 2/18th 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 E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW's who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour) on 15 April 1943. The POW's were held there until 5 June, when they were taken by barge to Sandakan. The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp, which was about half a mile from the B Force compound. Private Lever, aged 26, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 2 June 1945. He was the son of Frederick James Lever and Florence Lever, of Murwillumbah, NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 11..." - SOURCE (