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Soldier profiles

Name : SPEARS, JOHN MALCOLM
Service Number : VX19322
Date of Birth : 11/09/1917
Place of Birth : CULCAIRN, NSW
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 30/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BROCKLESBERRY, NSW
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SPEARS, R
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/22 INFANTRY BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA
Actions : RABAUL (NEW GUINEA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 01/07/1942
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : RABAUL MEMORIAL, RABAUL, NEW GUINEA. PANEL 27. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 49
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) : RABAUL
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 01/07/1942 / PRESUMED DROWNED / MONTEVIDEO MARU AT SEA (SOUTH CHINA SEA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : RABAUL (NEW GUINEA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial E-RABAUL-0029 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204511 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of Robert and Ann Elizabeth Spears, of Shepparton, Victoria. Left 2/2 Pioneers almost at once on 22/06/1940.