Eldred Arthur Strout (1909 - 1945)

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Birthplace: Laukota, Fiji
Death: Died in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
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About Eldred Arthur Strout

Qld. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of QX14241 Corporal Eldred Arthur Strout, Australian Army Ordnance Corps attached to 2/26th Battalion, Australian Infantry. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of E Force. The 500 Australian and 500 British POW's who made up E Force, left Changi on 28 March 1943, on board the S.S. DeKlerk arriving at Berhala Island (adjacent to Sandakan Harbour) on 15 April 1943. The POW's were held there until 5 June, when they were taken by barge to Sandakan. The next day they were transferred to the 8 Mile Camp, which was about half a mile from the B Force compound. Corporal Strout, aged 35, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 28 March 1945. He was the son of Arthur Henry and Annie Violet Strout, and the husband of Marguerite Strout, of Indooroopilly, Qld. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 15. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)

Service number: QX14241

Rank: Corporal

Unit: AAOC att 2/26th Battalion (Infantry)

Service: Australian Army

Conflict: 1939-1945

Date of death: 28 March 1945

Place of death: Borneo

Cause of death: Illness

Source: AWM147 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and CMF (Citizen Military Force)

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Eldred Arthur Strout's Timeline

October 31, 1909
March 28, 1945
Age 35
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia