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Soldier profiles

Name : HERON, OWEN LEO
Service Number : VX22768
Date of Birth : 13/03/1919
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as : OWEN
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NARRE WARREN NORTH, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : WILLIAMS, G
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 : 06/12/1945
Date Died : 17/06/2011
Age at Death : 92
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
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) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : SENRYU 24 (JAPAN), FUKUOKA (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : JAPAN
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0040 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6227685 [DIGITISED], Barcode 478911 [OPEN], Barcode 1033192 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 432kB)

Background : 15/12/1944 boarded hellship Awa Maru at Singapore. 26/12/1944 sailed in convoy up China Coast and across to Moji, Japan. Arrived in Japan 16/01/1945 aboard hellship Awa Maru. Repatriated to Australia on the H.M.S. Formidable.