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Soldier profiles

Name : DEWSBURY, ALBERT DE FORREST
Service Number : VX44281
Date of Birth : 03/12/1919
Place of Birth : SALE, VIC
Known as : BLUEY, BLUE
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 04/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SALE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : DEWSBURY, R
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 : 12/09/1944
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 19. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
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) : 12/09/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / RAKUYO MARU AT SEA S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0023 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6118618 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 209kB),   Past article (size 125kB),   Past article (size 246kB),   Past article (size 112kB)

Background : Son of Albert De Forrest Dewsbury and Ruby Isabel Dewsbury, of Sale, Victoria.