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Soldier profiles

Name : PAYNE, ALAN CHURCH
Service Number : VX18713
Date of Birth : 12/06/1912
Place of Birth : MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
Known as : BLUEY
Occupation on Enlistment : POTATO GROWER & SELLER
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : PAYNE, ROSE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : C COMPANY
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 31/07/1943
Age at Death : 31
Community Roll of Honour : MELBOURNE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A10. F. 9. / 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) : 31/07/1943 / DYSENTERY, CEREBRAL MALARIA / 30 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : BICYCLE (JAVA), 30 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,   Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0069 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204552 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of William Church Payne and Rose Victoria Payne, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Won literary award at Bicycle Camp, Java.