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Soldier profiles

Name : FRENCH, REGINALD JAMES
Service Number : VX22666
Date of Birth : 07/08/1909
Place of Birth : LONDON, ENGLAND
Known as : REG
Occupation on Enlistment : GLASS PAINTER, SIGNWRITER
Date of Enlistment : 12/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : UNKNOWN
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : FRENCH, LOIS
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : B COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 21/08/1943
Age at Death : 34
Community Roll of Honour : CAMBERWELL (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A2. B. 5. / 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) : 21/08/1943 / MALNUTRITION, PELLAGRA, MALARIA / 55 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 55 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6207264 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Arthur and Florence May French; husband of Lois Susan French, of Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Private S. A. French 2/22 Battalion (missing in Rabaul). Brother in law of Brigadier J. D. Rogers Director of Military Intelligence.