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Soldier profiles

Name : PARKER, JOHN ROBERT
Service Number : VX43001
Date of Birth : 30/06/1904
Place of Birth : CAMPERDOWN, VIC
Known as : JACK
Occupation on Enlistment : STATION HAND
Date of Enlistment : 08/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : CAMPERDOWN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : PARKER, MARY
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 : 01/12/1943
Age at Death : 39
Community Roll of Honour : CAMPERDOWN (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A7. D. 17. / 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) : 01/12/1943 / DYSENTERY / 105 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 105 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : Mentioned in Despatches (2/2 Pioneer Battalion). London Gazette 30/12/1941, page 7361, position 118
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular,   Australian War Memorial Awards Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6134720 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 233kB),   In memoriam (Camperdown Chronicle 01/09/1944),   Past article (size 348kB),   Past article (size 278kB),   L_BOROMEO_13.jpg,   L_BOROMEO_14.jpg

Background : Son of Duncan Stephen and Elizabeth Margaret Parker; of Camperdown, Victoria, Australia. Husband of Mary Parker, of Camperdown. Brother of Bill, Bob, Maggie and Doris. Nephew of Sam and Will Parker. Mate of VX55492 Jack Nicholls (2/2 Pioneer).