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Soldier profiles

Name : MATTHEWS, NEIL MCKINNON
Service Number : VX22989
Date of Birth : 07/12/1911
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : UNKNOWN
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MATTHEWS, J
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 : N/A
Date Died : 06/02/1944
Age at Death : 32
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. 1. A. 11. / 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) : 06/02/1944 / PELLAGRA, MALARIA, MALNUTRITION, ULCERS / KANBURI CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : KANBURI (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0060 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6227538 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Fraser (son of VX18403 S. Fraser)]

Background : Son of Samuel John Penticost Matthews and Ann Matthews. Also known as McKennon.