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Soldier profiles

Name : CAMERON, IAN DONALD
Service Number : VX23043
Date of Birth : 27/07/1899
Place of Birth : POOWONG, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : DAIRY FARMER
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : YANNATHAN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : CAMERON, EVELYN AUGUSTA
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 : 09/05/1943
Age at Death : 43
Community Roll of Honour : YANNATHAN (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A11. B. 19. / 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) : 09/05/1943 / DYSENTERY / THANBYUZAYAT CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : JAVA, THANBYUZAYAT (BURMA), 18 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,   Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0013 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6227991 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Korean guard Muckin war crime (part 1). 10/04/1946 Affidavit by 4118 W/O L. H. Shore,   Korean guard Muckin war crime (part 2). 10/04/1946 Affidavit by 4118 W/O L. H. Shore

Background : Son of Angus and Margaret Cameron; husband of Evelyn Augusta Cameron, of Yannathan, Victoria, Australia.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. No previous military experience. Blue eyes, fair hair.

Service record
06/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
08/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
15/08/1940 Admitted 4 Australian General Hospital Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria with mumps.
29/08/1940 Discharged to unit.
27/11/1940 Granted 3 weeks leave without pay 27/11/1940 to 17/12/1940.
18/12/1940 Returned to duty from leave without pay.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
08/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
14/08/1941 Graded A1 Group 1 (Engine artificer).
04/09/1941 Relinguished A1 Group 1 Engine artificer.
05/09/1941 Graded Group 1 blacksmith.
06/09/1941 Evacuated to 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station Middle East with Sandfly fever.
08/09/1941 Evacuated from 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station to 1 Australian Corps Rest Station Middle East.
14/09/1941 Discharged 1 Australian Corps Rest Station to unit.
14/09/1941 Rejoined unit from 1 Australian Corps Rest Station.
19/10/1941 Evacuated to 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station Middle East with hepatitis and transferred to X list.
23/10/1941 Evacuated from 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station to 1 Australian Corps Rest Station Middle East.
05/11/1941 Discharged 1 Australian Corps Rest Station to unit.
06/11/1941 Rejoined unit from 1 Australian Corps Rest Station Middle East.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action (Java) and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
08/06/1944 Reported prisoner of war.
11/04/1945 Died of illness (dysentery) while prisoner of war on or after 01/04/1943.
03/12/1945 Date of death now 09/05/1943.