Edward Emanuel (Ted) ROBERTSON

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ROBERTSON, Edward Emanuel

Service Number: SX4394
Enlisted: 4 June 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Division Salvage Unit
Born: Port Wakefield, South Australia, 28 November 1899
Home Town: Port Wakefield, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Wakefield Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Malaria, Prisoner of War, Borneo, 23 May 1945, aged 45 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Memorial Cemetery
(V.D.1) Labuan War Cemetery.
Memorials: Adelaide 2 WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, BalaklavaHB1*, Port Wakefield Edward Robertson Memorial Park*
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World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX4394, Adelaide, South Australia
4 Dec 1940: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX4394, 8th Division Salvage Unit
30 Jul 1941: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX4394, 8th Division Salvage Unit, HMT EE (Marnix van St. Aldegonde), Melbourne
8 Feb 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX4394, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
23 May 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX4394, 8th Division Salvage Unit, Prisoners of War

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Biography

Pte. E E Robertson AIF of Port Wakefield aged 44, married with four children. Son of Mrs Johanna Robertson of Port Wakefield. Educated at Port Wakefield public School. Fond of football. A labourer in civil life. Enlisted in 2nd AIF on 4th June 1040. Reported missind in Malaya in February 1942, prisoner of war in Borneo. He had three sons-in-law in the Fighting Forces.

Information supplied from The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who enlisted in the Second World War.

Died of Malaria while in Borneo as a POW.

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