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Soldier profiles

Name : DURSTON, ALBERT W.
Service Number : VX18945
Date of Birth : 10/07/1918
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NORTH FITZROY, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : OKE, R
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 : 05/03/1942
Age at Death : 23
Community Roll of Honour : NORTH FITZROY (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, INDONESIA. 6. C. 2. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : 05/03/1942 / JAVA
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0025 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204181 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Parker]

Background : Son of George Robert and Eliza Durston, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Was believed missing presumed POW but is buried at Jakarta War Cemetery.