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Soldier profiles

Name : DOBSON, GORDON KEITH
Service Number : VX19030
Date of Birth : 12/08/1905
Place of Birth : FERNTREE GULLY, VIC
Known as : KEITH
Occupation on Enlistment : FITTER
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NORTHCOTE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : DOBSON, ETHEL
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
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 : 06/11/1943
Age at Death : 38
Community Roll of Honour : PRESTON (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A9. C. 10. / 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) : 06/11/1943 / MALNUTRITION / 55 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 55 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-0023 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6212688 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of John and Ethel Isabella Ann Dobson, of Northcote, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Petty Officer S. T. Dobson (served in Greece and Crete as gunner on H.M.A.S. Perth before surviving the ship's sinking in Sunda Strait, Java to become P.O.W. in Thailand). Best mate of VX18800 George Edward Shelton.