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Soldier profiles

Name : BIESSE, ROBERT CHARLES
Service Number : VX30955
Date of Birth : 04/05/1903
Place of Birth : MILDURA, VIC
Known as : BOB
Occupation on Enlistment : BUILDER'S LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 08/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MILDURA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : BIESSE, COLIN
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 : 04/10/1943
Age at Death : 40
Community Roll of Honour : MILDURA (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A7. A. 13. / 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) : YES
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 04/10/1943 / CARDIAC, BERIBERI / NIKKI (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MALAYA, NIKKI (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6144682 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   A_COLLIE_10.jpg,   A_COLLIE_46.jpg

Background : Son of Frederick August Biesse and Francis Ellenor Biesse; husband of Linda Elma Biesse, of Mildura, Victoria, Australia. Brother of VX70227 Private L. C. Biesse B Company 24 Australian Infantry Battalion. Brother of VX53351 Private S. H. Biesse. Father of Judith Ann Biesse.