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Soldier profiles

Name : REILLY, WILLIAM JOHN
Service Number : VX23691
Date of Birth : 09/02/1905
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as : BILL, JACK
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 10/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : TALLANGATTA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MATTHEWS, J
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE SERGEANT
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 : 02/01/1946
Date Died : 08/06/1947
Age at Death : 42
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : CHELTENHAM NEW GENERAL CEMETERY, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. METHODIST PLOT. ROW 12. GRAVE 14. (GRM /3). / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 08/06/1947 / ILLNESS / VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
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-0072 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6228001 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_REL/01823.jpg,   Death notice (The Argus 09/06/1947),   Funeral notice (The Argus 09/06/1947)

Background : Son of William John and Katherine Elizabeth Reilly; husband of Evelyn May Reilly, of Mordialloc. Arrived in Japan 16/01/1945 aboard hellship Awa Maru. Died at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.