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Soldier profiles

Name : MITCHELL, WALTER HAROLD
Service Number : VX15157
Date of Birth : 11/10/1914
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 16/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : COBURG, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MITCHELL, VIOLET
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : MAJOR
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : TORRES STRAIT PIONEER COMPANY
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : CAPTAIN A COMPANY (SYRIA), LIEUTENANT A COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA), MAZRAAT ED DAHR (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) : 03/07/1941 LEG WOUND MAZRAAT ED DAHR (SYRIA)
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 23/05/1945
Age at Death : 30
Community Roll of Honour : COBURG (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : TOWNSVILLE WAR CEMETERY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. E.D.1. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 76
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 23/05/1945 / ACCIDENTAL / THURSDAY ISLAND, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6215290 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_P07708.001.jpg,   Past article (size 210kB),   Past article (size 120kB)

Background : Son of Walter and Mary Kathleen Mitchell, of Coburg, Victoria; husband of Violet Neville Mitchell, of Caulfield, Victoria. Captain (2/2 Pioneers) until promoted and posted to Torres Strait command (accidental death there). Was at Wesley College, Victoria.