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Soldier profiles

Name : DONALD, JOHN
Service Number : VX19003
Date of Birth : 07/01/1906
Place of Birth : SCOTLAND
Known as : JOCK
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : INGLEWOOD, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : DONALD, ESTER
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 : 11/04/1946
Date Died : 10/08/1999
Age at Death : 93
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
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) : SYRIA, JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : SYRIA, THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : SYRIA, THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0023 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6215523 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   A_COLLIE_10.jpg,   A_COLLIE_9.jpg,   A_COLLIE_46.jpg,   A_COLLIE_47.jpg,   A_COLLIE_48.jpg,   A_COLLIE_49.jpg,   Past article (size 579kB),   Submitted story

Background : P.O.W. in Syria then released after Vichy French armistice. Repatriated to Australia on Moreton Bay after Japanese P.O.W.