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Soldier profiles

Name : SHANNAHAN, ERNEST JAMES
Service Number : VX21112
Date of Birth : 10/01/1919
Place of Birth : GEELONG, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BUILDER'S LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : EAST GEELONG, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SHANNAHAN, THOMAS
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE 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 : N/A
Date Died : 13/09/1944
Age at Death : 25
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 19. / 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) : 13/09/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / RAKUYO MARU AT SEA S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0078 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6208987 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Thomas Gregory Shannahan, and Evelyn Louise Shannahan, of Geelong, Victoria.