Private Jack Edgar George Egan

Service number NX25651
Birth Date 1915-01-14
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Alstonville
Death Date 1942-10-29
Death Place Malaya
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Jack Edgar George Egan was born in Alstonville on 14 January 1915, the second of six children. He grew up on a dairy farm at Doon Doon in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. He attended one teacher schools and finished his education in 1929 to work on the family farm, where he demonstrated special skill in gardening and agriculture. He served on the Malayan Peninsula in the Second World War and was interned at Changi after the fall of Singapore. Egan was accidentally killed while tree felling in the jungle, dying of his injuries on 29 October 1942.



Date of birth 14 January 1915
Date of death 29 October 1942
Date of death 29 October 1942