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Soldier profiles

Name : GOSS, LESLIE TRANSVAAL
Service Number : VX18600
Date of Birth : 08/04/1901
Place of Birth : BRACKNELL, TAS
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : FARMWORK (AGRICULTURAL)
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BISHOPSBOURNE, TAS
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : GOSS, WALLACE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
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 : 02/07/1943
Age at Death : 42
Community Roll of Honour : BISHOPSBOURNE (TAS)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A10. F. 5. / 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) : 02/07/1943 / DYSENTERY, MALARIA, MALNUTRITION / 40 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MALAYA, 40 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6212362 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 208kB),   Memorial notice (Examiner 25/05/1944).pdf" TITLE="PastArticles84kB-272.jpg">Memorial notice (Examiner 25/05/1944).pdf">Past article (size 84kB),   Social (Examiner 13/01/1941).pdf" TITLE="PastArticles48kB-273.jpg">Social (Examiner 13/01/1941).pdf">Past article (size 48kB),   Past article (size 1123kB)

Background : Son of Thomas and Helen Goss, of Bishopsbourne, Tasmania. Brother of Wallace Goss (Leslie's eldest brother). Letter to his sister arrived 2 months after he had died in Burma.