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Soldier profiles

Name : HOVENDEN, JOHN BERNARD
Service Number : VX19751
Date of Birth : 14/10/1918
Place of Birth : MALVERN EAST, VIC
Known as : BERNIE, BERN
Occupation on Enlistment : SCHOOL TEACHER
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BERRIWILLOCK, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : HOVENDEN, ROBERT
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : SERGEANT
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 : 13/12/1945
Date Died : 06/08/2009
Age at Death : 90
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
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) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : British Empire Medal for valuable service in Syria & Java also as POW in Burma presented at Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria on 15/03/1949. London Gazette 06/03/1947, page 1088, position 65. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 06/03/1947, page 747, position 67
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0042 Missing & POW Circular,   Australian War Memorial Awards Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204462 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 478920 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 368kB),   C_HAMLEY_1.jpg,   C_HAMLEY_2.jpg,   Bendigo High School World War 2 Roll of Honour (Victoria)

Background : Repatriated to Australia on S.S. Tamaroa.