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Soldier profiles

Name : THORN, LEIGH
Service Number : VX39675 (V50102)
Date of Birth : 27/11/1918
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : CLERK
Date of Enlistment : 08/02/1941
Locality on Enlistment : SURREY HILLS, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : THORN, CHARLTON
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 : 01/10/1943
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : KEW (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A9. A. 11. / 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) : 01/10/1943 / AMPUTATION, ULCERS, CHRONIC DIARRHEA / 55 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 55 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
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6138758 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Death notice (The Argus 06/03/1944)

Background : Son of Charlton and Winifred Hamilton Thorn, of North Kew, Victoria, Australia. Member of the Box Hill Tennis Club.