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Soldier profiles

Name : MCCARTHY, JOSEPH
Service Number : VX23275
Date of Birth : 21/09/1916
Place of Birth : KOROIT, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : RAILWAY EMPLOYEE
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ST KILDA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MCCARTHY, JESSIE
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 : 14/11/1943
Age at Death : 27
Community Roll of Honour : ST KILDA (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A1. A. 6. / 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) : 14/11/1943 / DYSENTERY / 131 KILO CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 131 KILO (THAILAND)
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-0054 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6226582 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Jeremiah Joseph and Jessie Graham McCarthy, of St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia.