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Soldier profiles

Name : BANFIELD, ALFRED GARNET
Service Number : VX17370
Date of Birth : 10/01/1905
Place of Birth : BENDIGO, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER (ORCHARDIST)
Date of Enlistment : 25/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MERRIGUM, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : BANFIELD, G
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : D COMPANY
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 26/08/1942
Age at Death : 37
Community Roll of Honour : MERRIGUM (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, INDONESIA. 5. C. 8. / 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) : 26/08/1942 / DYSENTERY / BICYCLE CAMP, JAVA
P.O.W. Camps (details) : BATAVIA (JAVA), BICYCLE (JAVA)
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-0005 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6211894 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas)]

Background : Son of Alfred and Mabel Elizabeth Banfield; husband of Grace Roberta Banfield, of Merrigum, Victoria, Australia.