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Soldier profiles

Name : DURKIN, JOHN EDWARD
Service Number : VX19728
Date of Birth : 05/03/1905
Place of Birth : NORTH MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 30/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NORTH MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : NELSON, VIOLET
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 : 14/08/1945
Age at Death : 40
Community Roll of Honour : NORTH MELBOURNE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A1. B. 11. / 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) : 14/08/1945 / EXECUTED BY JAPANESE GUARD HANDLE BARS / SONGKURAI CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : JAVA, SONGKURAI (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0025 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6213673 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_REL/11885.jpg,   Japanese guard Handle Bars war crime (part 1). 11/04/1946 Affidavit by NX69934 Cpl A. Grundie,   Japanese guard Handle Bars war crime (part 2). 11/04/1946 Affidavit by NX69934 Cpl A. Grundie

Background : Son of Thomas and Lucy Durkin, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.