Looking for my Uncle's Inquest Report

Hi, I am looking to see if there are any reports or Inquest records for the death of my uncle, Ronald Joseph O'Farrell (QX1464).

His cause of death is listed ads Accidental ( drowning ), Place of Death is Japan

Thanks for your help.

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Comment by Elizabeth Allen on July 16, 2016 at 16:49

Michael,  do you have a copy of his war records which might say if there was an inquest or not

I would presume if there was an inquest that it would have been done by the Army and not the Japanese Government - you could try contacting Army records in Australia for advice or the Australian War Memorial for advice - have you seen the photo of his headstone?   If not I can give you the link

I doubt any records would be in the State archives for him (under inquests) but you could always enquire


Comment by Michael Bennett on July 16, 2016 at 17:38

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks for your reply. I do not have and records or indications that there was an inquest after my Uncle's death. I have always just assumed that there would have been one. I will most likely leave it at that. 

I would very much like to have a link to a photo of his headstone. 

Thanks again for your assistance.



Comment by Elizabeth Allen on July 16, 2016 at 18:05


Link to photo of headstone - click on picture to enlarge
Link to his war file on NAA - 16 pages incl. photos
Comment by Michael Bennett on July 17, 2016 at 19:31

Many thanks Elizabeth, you have been very helpful.

The photos are great.




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