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Soldier profiles

Name : SPILLER, ALFRED JAMES
Service Number : VX22756
Date of Birth : 04/01/1911
Place of Birth : IRYMPLE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 05/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MILDURA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : SPILLER, ARTHUR
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : A COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : NO
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 16/05/1941
Age at Death : 30
Community Roll of Honour : MILDURA (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : GAZA WAR CEMETERY, ISRAEL. A. C. 5. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 16/05/1941 / ACCIDENTAL DROWNING / HERBAYA BEACH, PALESTINE
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
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 6227609 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   C_TUNBRIDGE_5.jpg,   Past article (size 338kB)

Background : Son of Arthur James Spiller and Veda Laurel Spiller. Drowned in strong undertow off Herbaya Beach.