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Army Number: NX37426Image not available
Surname: HATFIELD
First Names: Eric Edward
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Gladys HATFIELD
Date of Birth: 17/8/1901
Place of Birth: Kings Cross, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 26/6/1941
Locality on Enlistment: Kings Cross, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 26/6/1941
Taken on strength at: Bathurst, NSW
Taken on strength from: General Details Depot, Sydney, NSW
Company: C
Platoon: Coy. HQ
Section: HQ
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties: Adam Road or Park
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: 6/12/1943
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot/Row/Grave: 23.A.10
Memorial: Sydney, NSW
Information: Admitted to 2/4 CCS on 3/1/1942 (Malaria); transferred to 13 AGH on 4/1/1942; discharged to GBD on 23/1/1942; rejoined Unit on 2/2/1942; escaped with 2 other soldiers whilst POW and lived in Mandai jungle, Singapore; spent time with Guerrillas in Malaya, but caught by Japanese in May 1943; spent 5 months in Outram Rd Gaol; executed (beheaded) by Japanese on 6/12/1943; Mention in Dispatches (MiD) Posthumous
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