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Soldier profiles

Name : WHEELER, GEOFFREY MAXWELL
Service Number : VX45857
Date of Birth : 21/05/1912
Place of Birth : COLERAINE, VIC
Known as : MAX
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 24/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BALLARAT, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : WHEELER, MARGARET
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
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 17/06/1941
Age at Death : 29
Community Roll of Honour : BALLARAT (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, SYRIA. M. 5. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : 17/06/1941 / FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
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 6137497 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_REL24330.jpg

Background : Son of Hurbert John and Eliza Lousia Wheeler; husband of Margaret Isabel Wheeler, of Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia. Former Australian rules footballer (recruited from Ballarat) who played with Hawthorn in one V.F.L. game against Melbourne in 1937.