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Soldier profiles

Name : POPLE, WILLIAM ROBERT
Service Number : VX19352
Date of Birth : 25/10/1918
Place of Birth : OMEO, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : TEXTILE WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NORTHCOTE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : POPLE, JOHN
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 : 24/07/1945
Age at Death : 26
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, MALAYSIA. H. D. 5. / 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) : 24/07/1945 / BERIBERI / FUKUOKA CAMP (JAPAN)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : FUKUOKA (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0070 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6214171 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 1333kB)

Background : Son of John Robert and Lillian May Pople, of Mansfield, Victoria, Australia. Arrived in Japan 16/01/1945 aboard hellship Awa Maru.