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Army Number: NX31802Image not available
Surname: CAFE
First Names: Edwin William
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mrs. Alice CAFE
Date of Birth: 12/2/1915
Place of Birth: Goondiwindi, QLD
Date of Enlistment: 12/6/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Coonamble, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 22/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 3rd Pioneer Training Battalion, Wallgrove, NSW
Ship to Singapore: Served with 2/33 Bn. in Middle East and New Guinea
Embarkation Date: 0/0/0000
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties:
Train to Thailand (if applicable) :
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 19/9/1943
Cemetery: Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby, New Guinea
Plot/Row/Grave: C1.D.9
Memorial: Alexandria, NSW
Information: Transferred to 8 ITB, Dubbo on 22/5/1941; embarked for Middle East on Convoy US11A on 27/6/1941; taken on strength with 2/33 Bn on 24/10/1941; returned to Australia on 10/3/1942; embarked at Brisbane for New Guinea on 31/8/1942; disembarked Port Moresby on 9/9/1942; returned to Australia and disembarked Brisbane on 8/1/1943; embarked at Townsville per HMS Katoomba on 23/7/1943; disembarked Port Moresby on 26/7/1943; accidentally injured (burns) at Jacksons Drome, on 7/9/1943, when a US plane, loaded with bombs and petrol, crashed on take off; Pte. CAFE was preparing to emplane for an operational area; he was admitted to 2/9 AGH for treatment, but died of his injuries on 19/9/1943; he was buried at Bomana War Cemetery, Port Moresby on 20/9/1943
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