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Soldier profiles

Name : WAUGH, AUBREY LEONARD
Service Number : VX19343
Date of Birth : 14/02/1915
Place of Birth : BRUNSWICK, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : MUNITION WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 31/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : WEST BRUNSWICK, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : WAUGH, ALFRED
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 : 13/08/1943
Age at Death : 28
Community Roll of Honour : BRUNSWICK (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. COLLECTIVE GRAVE 1. Q. 2-78. / 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) : 13/08/1943 / CHOLERA / HINTOCK CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular,   Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0091 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6214108 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Fraser (son of VX18403 S. Fraser)],   W_TAME_1.jpg,   W_TAME_2.jpg

Background : Son of Alfred Charles and Maggie Elizabeth Waugh, of Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia. No previous military experience. Blue eyes, fair hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : scars on elbow. Medical : ring finger of right hand stiff.

Service record
31/05/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
01/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
19/08/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
28/07/1943 Reported interned in prisoner of war camp (Java).
13/08/1943 Reported died from cholera while in prisoner of war camp in Thailand.
26/03/1946 Exhumed from Hintock cemetery by War Graves Unit. Reburied Kanburi Allied war cemetery Collective grave 1. Q. 2-78.