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Soldier profiles

Name : RIPPON, ERIC EDWIN
Service Number : VX40195
Date of Birth : 20/07/1917
Place of Birth : CAMPERDOWN, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 06/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : CAMPERDOWN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : RIPPON, ELSIE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : SAPPER
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : DESPATCH RIDER (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : DAMOUR (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 09/07/1941
Age at Death : 23
Community Roll of Honour : CAMPERDOWN (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, LEBANESE REPUBLIC. 1. G. 9. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 09/07/1941 / KILLED BY SNIPER DAMOUR (SYRIA)
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 Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6136077 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 303kB),   Past article (size 79kB)

Background : Son of Arthur Edgar Henry and Elsie May Rippon, of Camperdown, Victoria, Australia. Educated at Weerite School.