Staff Sergeant Jack Warren Corey

Service number SX10842; S28751
Birth Date 09 January 1909
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Mount Gambier
Death Date 1962
Death Place Australia: South Australia
Final Rank Staff Sergeant
Unit 8 Division Ammunition Sub Park Malaya and "C" Section
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Jack Warren Corey was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia on 9 January 1909. He enlisted in the Army on 6 January 1941 from Prospect, SA. After training in Cauldfield, Victoria, he embarked later that year for overseas service with 8 Divisional Ammunition Sub Park, arriving in Johor, Malay around November. Following the fall of Singapore in February 1942, he was interned by the Japanese in Selarang Barracks, Changi, and spent some time during 1943 in Thailand and Burma working on the railway and building bridges. He was liberated from Changi in early to mid 1945 and returned to Australia on HMAT Duntroon in September, before being discharged early the following year. He became treasurer of the South Australian branch of the Ex-Prisoner of War Association when it formed, and remained associated with it until his death in 1962.



Date of birth 09 January 1909
Date of death 1962