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Soldier profiles

Name : ANDERSON, DAVID RAYMOND GORDON
Service Number : VX31565
Date of Birth : 21/03/1910
Place of Birth : BARNAWARTHA, VIC
Known as : CRASH
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 12/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BARNAWARTHA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : ANDERSON, I
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
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 : 17/12/1945
Date Died : 21/01/1990
Age at Death : 79
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : BARNAWARTHA CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
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) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : JAVA, NAGASAKI 13 (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : JAPAN
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0003 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6220724 [DIGITISED], Barcode 478830 [OPEN], Barcode 1037336 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of C. Judkins],   Barnawartha Cemetery grave

Background : 16/04/1942 Reported missing from P.O.W. along with VX46770 Private Robert Sydney Hunt and VX8239 Kevin Young. Where they went is unknown. 25/06/1944 Anderson arrived in Japan (survivor of hellship Tamahoko Maru sinking). 19/09/1945 Recovered P.O.W. in Japan.