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Soldier profiles

Name : IRWIN, JOSEPH RONALD
Service Number : VX20192
Date of Birth : 17/09/1911
Place of Birth : CARLTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : TANNER
Date of Enlistment : 31/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SEDDON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : IRWIN, MAJORIE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : C COMPANY (AUSTRALIA), C COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 18/11/1943
Age at Death : 32
Community Roll of Honour : THE BASIN OR BORONIA (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A7. A. 7. / 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) : 18/11/1943 / CARDIAC, BERIBERI / 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,   Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0044 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6213733 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   M_MONAGHAN_1.jpg,   M_MONAGHAN_2.jpg

Background : Son of George Joseph and Agnes May Irwin; husband of Marjorie Irwin, of The Basin, Victoria, Australia.