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Soldier profiles

Name : OLLIS, JOHN NEWTON
Service Number : VX15674 (213202, V83298)
Date of Birth : 03/08/1916
Place of Birth : ROSEBERY, NSW
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 02/04/1938
Locality on Enlistment : TRINITY COLLEGE
Place of Enlistment : MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY RIFLES, VIC
Next of Kin : OLLIS, STANLEY
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/30 INFANTRY BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) : 2/2 PIONEERS, 2/30 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION 12/01/1941 (SECTION 2, 4 PLATOON, HEADQUARTERS COMPANY)
Theatres of War : SINGAPORE
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 16/02/1945
Age at Death : 28
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 17. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 58
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) : SINGAPORE
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 16/02/1945 / ILLNESS / SANDAKAN (BORNEO)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : SINGAPORE, SANDAKAN (BORNEO)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial A-MALAYA-0411 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6214902 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   2/30th website (http://www.230battalion.org.au/NominalRoll/Cemetery/NRCemLM.php?id=923)

Background : Son of Adolphus Stanley Ollis and Eileen Annie Ollis, of Hamilton, New South Wales. Embarked 29/07/1941 on H.M.T. Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (H.M.T. FF) to Singapore. Thomson Road, Mount Pleasant, Caldecott Hill and Bukit Timah Singapore work parties as well as part of B Force.