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Soldier profiles

Name : THOMPSON, HUGH WILLIAM
Service Number : VX29426
Date of Birth : 28/03/1906
Place of Birth : RICHMOND, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 04/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : PRESTON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : THOMPSON, JOSEPHINE
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 : 10/08/1943
Age at Death : 37
Community Roll of Honour : PRESTON (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A10. F. 7. / 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) : 10/08/1943 / DYSENTERY, EDEMA / 80 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 80 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-0086 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6206481 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Joseph and Ellen Thompson; husband of Josephine Thompson, of East Coburg, Victoria, Australia.