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Soldier profiles

Name : CLOSE, VINCENT THOMAS
Service Number : VX19914
Date of Birth : 01/01/1918
Place of Birth : CORA LYNN, VIC
Known as : VINNIE
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 30/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : YARRAVILLE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : CLOSE, FRANK
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 : 30/07/1943
Age at Death : 25
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
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 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) : 30/07/1943 / CHOLERA / HINTOCK CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : HINTOCK (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0017 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204729 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Fraser (son of VX18403 S. Fraser)],   Past article (size 888kB)

Background : Son of Frank and Mary Alice Close, of Kyneton, Victoria, Australia.