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Soldier profiles

Name : RYAN, WILLIAM ALBERT GEORGE
Service Number : VX18252
Date of Birth : 30/10/1910
Place of Birth : CARLTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 05/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BRUNSWICK, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : RYAN, LAURIE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE SERGEANT
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : B COMPANY (SYRIA), CORPORAL (SYRIA), SERGEANT (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 12/09/1944
Age at Death : 33
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 19. / 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) : 12/09/1944 / 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 : Military Medal (2/2 Pioneer Batalion) for bravery & devotion to duty at Leuwilliang, Java 04/3/1942 presented at Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria on 15/3/1949 to his wife. London Gazette 06/03/1947, page 1090, position 37. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 06/03/1947, page 747, position 55
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0076 Missing & POW Circular,   Australian War Memorial Awards Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204111 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Envelope of letter sent to William Albert George Ryan in the Middle East

Background : Son of William and Ethel Ryan; husband of Laurie Dounward Ryan of Brunswick, Victoria.