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Soldier profiles

Name : SYKES, HENRY JOHN
Service Number : VX32971
Date of Birth : 06/02/1916
Place of Birth : SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 24/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : PORT MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : SYKES, ELIZABETH
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 : 05/03/1942
Age at Death : 26
Community Roll of Honour : SOUTH MELBOURNE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, INDONESIA. 6. C. 12. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : 05/03/1942 / JAVA
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0084 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6226120 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Parker]

Background : Son of Hugh and Cecelia Ann Sykes; husband of Ivy Elizabeth Sykes, of Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.