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Soldier profiles

Name : WOOD, WILLIAM ALFRED
Service Number : VX22572
Date of Birth : 18/08/1907
Place of Birth : TORONTO, CANADA
Known as : BILL
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 05/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : DONCASTER, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : BRAIN, KATHLEEN
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 : DAMOUR (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 29/08/1943
Age at Death : 36
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A5. 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) : 29/08/1943 / DYSENTERY, ULCERS / 80 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 80 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0095 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6205525 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 1333kB)

Background : Son of Alfred and Kathleen Wood, of Doncaster, Victoria, Australia.