Acting Lance Corporal Jack Roland Edmonds

Service number VX31901
Ranks Held Acting Lance Corporal, Private
Birth Date 19 January 1914
Death Date 20 February 1942
Death Place Netherlands East Indies: Ambon, Pulau, Ambon
Final Rank Acting Lance Corporal
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Ambon
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Jack Roland Edmonds enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 13 June 1940. He served with 2/21 Australian Infantry Battalion in Darwin, Northern Territory, and Ambon, Netherlands East Indies. In February 1942, Edmonds was captured on Ambon as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. He was presumed to have died in the Laha Massacre on 20 February 1942. Jack Roland Edmonds is commemorated at Ambon Memorial, Indonesia.



Date of birth 19 January 1914
Date of death 20 February 1942