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Soldier profiles

Name : ASHFORD, HARRY
Service Number : VX17735
Date of Birth : 29/03/1918
Place of Birth : BALLARAT, VIC
Known as : HARRY
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 27/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MARYBOROUGH, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : UNKNOWN
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
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 : 21/01/1945
Age at Death : 26
Community Roll of Honour : FOOTSCRAY (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, JAPAN. AUSTRALIAN SECTION E. C. 12. / 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) : 21/01/1945 / BERIBERI / FUKUOKA (JAPAN)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND?, LIZUKA 22 (JAPAN), FUKUOKA (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0004 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6212273 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   L_BOROMEO_8.jpg,   L_BOROMEO_9.jpg

Background : Son of Harry Osborne Ashford and Dorothy Ashford, of Footscray, Victoria, Australia. Arrived in Japan 16/01/1945 aboard hellship Awa Maru.