William Eyton EDWARDS

  • POW number: 664
  • Name: EDWARDS, William Eyton
  • Listed as: EATON Edward William
  • Age: 25
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: Australian 2nd 22nd Battalion
  • Place of birth: Victoria
  • Place of capture: Gasmata
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • POW number: 664
  • Name: EDWARDS, William Eyton
  • Listed as: EATON Edward William
  • Age: 25
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: Australian 2nd 22nd Battalion
  • Place of birth: Victoria
  • Place of capture: Gasmata
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • Name: EDWARDS, William Eyton
  • Listed as: EATON Edward William
  • Age: 25
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Name: EDWARDS, William Eyton
  • Service number: VX23953
  • Presumed lost aboard the Montevideo Maru
  • Date of birth: 2-Dec-16
  • Service number: VX23953
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Date of birth: 2-Dec-16
  • Service number: VX23953
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Internee number: 664
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Place of capture: Gasmata
  • Although this person's name does not appear on either the Japanese or the English list recently received by the National Archives of Australia. His service file indicates that his next of kin was notified of his death aboard the Montevideo Maru.
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This person can be viewed on the English list at page 12 and on the Japanese list at page 66.


Memories

  • If you would like to follow this up further please submit a reference inquiry - see link below. Kerri Ward, National Archives of Australia 24/01/2013
  • The barcode below links to the war crimes file of Norio KONDO 24/01/2013
  • William Eyton Edwards’ service record and the MVM list both show that he was presumed to have ‎perished on board the Montevideo Maru. 24/01/2013
  • Ensign Norio Kondo was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders. Report from The Argus: 29th June 1950. 19/01/2013
  • Reference:The Adelaide Advertiser 24 June 1950 19/01/2013
  • William Eyton Edwards was captured and executed by the Japanese in March 1942. 19/01/2013

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