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Soldier profiles

Name : DICKSON, JOHN BENNETT
Service Number : VX12029
Date of Birth : 12/01/1915
Place of Birth : GEELONG, VIC
Known as : JOHN
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 24/04/1940
Locality on Enlistment : KEITH, SA
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : DICKSON, A
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : TJAMPEA (JAVA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 18/12/1945
Date Died : N/A
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : YES
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0023 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6210250 [OPEN], Barcode 1037445 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 948kB),   Past article (size 598kB),   Past article (size 939kB)

Background : Brother of VX19618 T. C. Dickson (2/2 Pioneer). Repatriated to Australia on M.V. Highland Chieftain.