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Soldier profiles

Name : BOURNE, WILLIAM EDWARD
Service Number : VX14183
Date of Birth : 09/04/1917
Place of Birth : COROWA, NSW
Known as : BILLIE
Occupation on Enlistment : BUTCHER
Date of Enlistment : 06/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : KENSINGTON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : BOURNE, LEONARD
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
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 :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 22/01/1944
Age at Death : 26
Community Roll of Honour : ESSENDON (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. 1. E. 19. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
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) : 22/01/1944 / MALNUTRITION, PELLAGRA / TAMARKAN CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : TAMARKAN (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular,   Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0010 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6219685 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_021632.jpg

Background : Son of Leonard John and Ivy Rosa Bourne, of Kensington, Victoria, Australia.