Warrant Officer Edgar SOUTH

Service No: 401054
Born: Lakes Entrance VIC, 4 September 1913
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 December 1940
Unit: No. 100 Squadron (RAF), Malaya
Died: Prisoner of War (Illness: Cholera) : Thailand, 21 July 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Emma Elizabeth Violetta South, of Hampton, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Lake Entrance VIC
Remembered: Panel 130, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Warrant Officer South (Wireless Air Gunner) was reported missing in the Far East, and later reported a Prisoner of War in the hands of the Japanese. He died of Cholera in a camp in Thailand on 21 July 1943.  He likely became a Prisoner in the February-March 1942 period around the time of the surrender of allied forces in Singapore and then in Java.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/38/783

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