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Lance Sergeant

Geoffrey Frederick Noakes


1902/04/22 - Born Mosman, New South Wales, Australia

Occupation Overseer


1941/05/20 - Enlisted at Martin Plaque, age 39

Next of kin mother Sarah Noakes

Australian Military Forces

General Base Depot Malaya





Japanese PoW

1942/02/15 - Captured Malaya

PoW No. i 3830

1944/11/ 01 on roll at Malayan Camp

Sergeant Noakes was a PoW in Japanese hands from Febrauary 1942 till August 1945. He acted as an operator of secret wireless sets and also assisted in the construction and maintenance of such sets from July 1942 to August 1945 in Changi PoW Camp.

The performance of those duties was risky in the extreme because if discovered it would have meant a long term of imprisonment or execution.

The work, courage and devotion to duty of Sergeant Noakes contributed greatly to the morale of the personnel in the camp.


Post War

Notice of Special Awards

Noakes-Geffory - Account of award of Medal


British Empire Medal

Services while POW

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Aged 74

14th June 1976

New South Wales, Australia

Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium

East Terrace 3 Wall 4



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