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Soldier profiles

Name : WALTERS, JACK HUGHES
Service Number : VX15400
Date of Birth : 14/08/1911
Place of Birth : SKIPTON, VIC
Known as : JACK
Occupation on Enlistment : SCHOOL TEACHER
Date of Enlistment : 17/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MERBEIN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : WALTERS, DAVID
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LIEUTENANT
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : QUARTERMASTER (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) : APPOINTED LIEUTENANT FROM SERGEANT (JAVA)
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : TJILILITAN (JAVA), TJAMPEA (JAVA), LLEWILIANG (JAVA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 07/01/1946
Date Died : 24/12/1999
Age at Death : 88
Community Roll of Honour : SPRINGVALE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE & WAR CEMETERY WALL PLAQUE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : MILDURA LAWN CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
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) : BICYCLE (JAVA), BATAVIA (JAVA), KANBURI (THAILAND), TAMARKAN (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0090 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6210775 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   A_COLLIE_46.jpg,   AWM_117837.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_1.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_7.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_12.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_8.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_13.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_9.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_3.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_4.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_5.jpg,   W_HAMMERTON_6.jpg,   AWM_P01613.001.jpg

Background : Son of David Walters. Embarked on hellship Kenkon Maru. Embarked on hellship Maebashi Maru. Embarked on hellship Yamagata Maru. P.O.W. from 08/03/1942 to September 1945. Recovered 1945 from the Japanese in Thailand. Repatriated to Australia on the M.V. Highland Brigade. Recent photo (see above) was taken in 1997.