Camden Remembers
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park
Arthur John CARVETH (Private NX23210)
Camden RSL Flame Arthur John CARVETH Birth: 3 Feb 1914 Newtown NSW
Father: Herbert John CARVETH (1881 - 1933)
Mother: May BURLING (1882 - 1915)
Marriage: Amy Irene BOND 1933 Canterbury NSW
Enlisted: 28 May 1941 Paddington NSW
Residence: Narellan NSW
Next of Kin: Amy Carveth
Unit : 2/18 Australian Infantry Battalion
Death: 5 Jun 1945 Illness; Borneo
                   POW: Sandakan Borneo
                   Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery Malaysia
                   Roll of Hon: Soldiers Memorial Macarthur Park Camden NSW

Private Arthur John Carveth was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war 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.
(Information and photo copied with permission from Australian War Memorial)

                   Private Arthur John CARVETH died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 5 June 1945 age 31.