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Soldier profiles

Name : MUMFORD, WALTER
Service Number : VX19739
Date of Birth : 21/08/1920
Place of Birth : HESKET, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : FARMER
Date of Enlistment : 30/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : WOODEND, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MUMFORD, ARTHUR
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 : 16/10/1943
Age at Death : 23
Community Roll of Honour : WOODEND (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A1. A. 4. / 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) : 16/10/1943 / CEREBRAL MALARIA / 131 KILO CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 131 KILO (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6213662 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_P09674.001.jpg

Background : Son of Arthur George and Sarah Jane Mumford, of Hesket, Victoria, Australia.