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Soldier profiles

Name : DOUGLASS, NEIL YATES
Service Number : VX21234
Date of Birth : 02/04/1919
Place of Birth : PRESTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : FRANKSTON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SCHMIDT, E
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 : 12/09/1945
Age at Death : 26
Community Roll of Honour : SALE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. 1. N. 71. / 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) : 12/09/1945 / ILLNESS / PRATCHUBURI CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : JAVA, PRATCHUBURI (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0024 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6208471 [OPEN], Barcode 1513555 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 175kB),   AWM_REL/11885.jpg

Background : Son of Richard Murray Lloyd Douglass and Maria Francesca Estella Douglass. Died after slaving on the Mergui Road. He was shown as being present at the Railway Siding Detachment (probably after Mergui Road) but must have died soon after.