Background : Son of John and Elizabeth Ruth Ganin; husband of Gladys Evelyn Isobel Garvin, of Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. 4 years Senior Cadet previous military experience. Brown eyes, dark hair.
03/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
05/07/1940 Posted from 2 Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
05/12/1940 Appointed acting Lance Corporal.
07/04/1941 Rank of Lance Corporal confirmed.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
28/06/1941 Promoted to acting Corporal.
17/09/1941 Rank of Corporal confirmed.
11/10/1941 Evacuated to 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station with cellulitis right leg and transferred to X list.
19/10/1941 Evacuated from 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station to 1 Australian Corps Rest Station.
28/11/1941 Discharged 1 Australian Corps Rest Station and returned to unit.
29/11/1941 Rejoined unit from 1 Australian Corps Rest Station and struck off X list.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
07/09/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
28/07/1943 Reported prisoner of war, Java.
01/11/1944 Believed deceased on or after 20/06/1944.
24/06/1944 Died whilst prisoner of war (drowned result torpedoing Japanese transport near Nagasaki, Japan).