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Soldier profiles

Name : COUGHLIN, FRANK BERNARD
Service Number : VX54027
Date of Birth : 01/03/1908
Place of Birth : BENDIGO, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 24/04/1941
Locality on Enlistment : KEW, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : COUGHLIN, EILEEN
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 : 31/10/1945
Age at Death : 37
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SYDNEY MEMORIAL, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. PANEL 1. / 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) : 31/10/1945 / DROWNED / AT SEA IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS
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-0019 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6129893 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32515514 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 364kB)

Background : Repatriated to Australia on Circassia. Son of Jack and Annie Coughlin; husband of Eileen Marion Coughlin, of Kew, Victoria.