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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Robert Philip ELVISH

Born 18 September 1901 in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, England [16]
Son of Robert ELVISH and Emily MILLS [17] [21]
Departed London, England on the steamship Maloja and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 February 1938 [63]
Resided in Carnamah prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 13 September 1940 [0: images 02938 & 04149] [16]
Private WX8381 in the Australian Army's 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion during the Second World War [16]
In a list of war casualties released in September 1942 he was listed as "missing" and was later a Prisoner of War [0: image 04149] [16]
Died from an illness in Siam on 9 October 1943; buried at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery in Thailand [17]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Philip Elvish' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-philip-elvish [reference list]




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