Athol Richard POVEY


POVEY, Athol Richard

Service Number: NX48127
Enlisted: 1 September 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
Born: Erskineville, New South Wales, 31 January 1922
Home Town: Queanbeyan, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action (HS Centaur sunk by Jap sub), At sea (off Brisbane, Qld), 14 May 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Centaur Wing, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

1 Sep 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX48127, 2nd/12th Field Ambulance
1 Sep 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Paddington, New South Wales

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"...NX48127 Private Athol Richard Povey of Queanbeyan, NSW. Enlisting in the Second AIF in September 1941, Pte Povey served with the 2/12 Field Ambulance. He was killed whilst on board the Australian hospital ship Centaur when it was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-177 and sunk off the Queensland Coast on 14 May 1943, aged 21." - SOURCE (