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Soldier profiles

Name : THOMPSON, ROBERT ALEXANDER
Service Number : VX17847
Date of Birth : 03/08/1912
Place of Birth : SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 27/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : PORT MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : THOMPSON, KATHLEEN
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : 11 PLATOON A COMPANY
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 14/09/1944
Age at Death : 32
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 20. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
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) : 14/09/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / RAKUYO MARU AT SEA S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0086 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6212122 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Laurence Alexander and Kathleen Cameron Thompson, of Port Melbourne. Victoria.