Name : SAW, GEORGE EDWARD ROY
Service Number : VX22288
Date of Birth : 17/05/1910
Place of Birth : BALLARAT, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : TEXTILE WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 05/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BALLARAT, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SAW, WILLIAM
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 02/09/1943
Age at Death : 33
Community Roll of Honour : BALLARAT (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A3. C. 1. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 02/09/1943 / MALARIA, PELLAGRA, BERIBERI / 55 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 55 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6207097 [DIGITISED]), WW2 Nominal Roll, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Australian War Memorial, NAOA_VX22288-P.jpg
Background : Son of William Henry and Violet May Saw of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Grey eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : anchor tattoo left forearm, heart tattoo left hand.
05/06/1940 Taken on strength by R.R.D.
07/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion, Puckapunyal Camp, Seymour, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
04/05/1941 Disembarked at Port Tewfik, Suez.
16/09/1941 Evacuated 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station.
18/09/1941 Evacuated 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station to 1st Australian Corps Rest Station (1ACRS).
29/09/1941 Discharged from 1st Australian Corps Rest Station & returned to unit.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked at Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action then missing believed prisoner of war Java.
02/09/1943 Died from beriberi while P.O.W. in Thailand camp.