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Soldier profiles

Name : JOHNSTONE, GORDON LINDSAY
Service Number : VX21631
Date of Birth : 05/03/1919
Place of Birth : HEIDELBERG, VIC
Known as : BOOF
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 04/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : CHELSEA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : JOHNSTONE, J
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
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 :
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 04/01/1946
Date Died : 12/08/1946
Age at Death : 27
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : MELBOURNE GENERAL CEMETERY, CARLTON, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. C. OF E. PLOT SEC. RD. GRAVE 132. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 12/08/1946 / ILLNESS? / VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
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) : LIZUKA 22 (JAPAN), FUKUOKA (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : YES
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0046 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6216219 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 478928 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 240kB),   2/2 Pioneers Newsletter 09/2005 p3

Background : Husband of D. I. Johnstone, of Collingwood. Arrived in Japan 16/01/1945 aboard hellship Awa Maru. Repatriated to Australia on H.M.S. Speaker.