Cemetery plot location: C-10-02

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Classification: Internee
Identification number: IJ 51244
Surname: OTA
Other names: Sadahei
Plate name: OTA, SADAHEI
AKA (Also Known As): None
Name in kanji: Not recorded
Grave location: C-10-02
Date of birth: 36 years old
Place of birth: Shizuoka-ken, Japan
Private address:

North Borneo, Netherlands East Indies (N.E.I.)

Business address:

North Borneo, N.E.I.

Military rank: Not recorded
Unit regimental number: Not recorded
Date of capture: 1941-12-15
Place of capture: North Borneo, Netherlands East Indies
Reason for internment: Enemy alien
Camp interned: Not recorded
Date interned: 1942-01-27
Health condition on arrival: Not recorded
Trade or occupation: Farmer
Length of residence in Australia: Not recorded
Date of entry: 1942-01-27
Port of disembarkation: Adelaide
Ship: Cremer
Personal effects:


Religion: Buddhist
Nationality: Japanese
Marital status: Single
Next of kin: Tetsuzo OTA
Address of next of kin: Chihama-mura, Ogasa-gun, Shizuoka-ken, Japan
Relationship to next of kin: Father
Father’s name: Tatsuzo OTA
Father’s occupation: Not recorded
Mother’s maiden name: Deceased
Identification: 5'3", sallow complexion, black hair, brown eyes
Movement report:

OTA died at the Barmera Base Hospital, South Australia on 3 February 1942. A death certificate was signed on 17 February 1942 and sealed on 2 March 1942.

Cause of death: Not recorded
Date of death: 1942-02-03
Cremation or burial: Burial
Date of burial: 1942-02-03
Place of first burial: Barmera
Extra information:

According to records at the National Archives of Australia, OTA died soon after arrival in the camp (NAA: MP1103/1 ).

There is a discrepancy regarding date of death. The Camp burial record prepared by the Loveday Internment Camp records 1942-02-02.

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