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Soldier profiles

Name : HOVENDEN, RONALD SELWYN
Service Number : VX50187 (V38046)
Date of Birth : 25/03/1912
Place of Birth : MOSSEL BAY, SOUTH AFRICA
Known as : RON
Occupation on Enlistment : SCHOOL TEACHER
Date of Enlistment : 03/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : KORUMBURRA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : SEYMOUR, VIC
Next of Kin : HOVENDEN, ROBERT
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 : 25/08/1943
Age at Death : 31
Community Roll of Honour : BENDIGO (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A9. 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) : 25/08/1943 / CARDIAC, MALNUTRITION, MALARIA, ULCERS / 80 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 80 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,   Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0043 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6126961 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 450kB),   Past article (size 1246kB),   Bendigo High School World War 2 Roll of Honour (Victoria)

Background : Son of Robert Luke and Cecilia Anne Hovenden, of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Sergeant K. E. Hovenden R.A.A.F. Brother of Sergeant J. B. Hovenden 2/2 Pioneer (P.O.W.).