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Soldier profiles

Name : PHILLIPS, RONALD JOHN
Service Number : VX54175
Date of Birth : 28/07/1917
Place of Birth : HAMPTON, VIC
Known as : RON, TUBBY
Occupation on Enlistment : BRICKLAYER
Date of Enlistment : 12/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : GLEN IRIS, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : PHILLIPS, EMMA
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 : 24/07/1943
Age at Death : 25
Community Roll of Honour : CAMBERWELL (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A10. F. 8. / 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) : 24/07/1943 / DYSENTERY / 30 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MALAYA, 30 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
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6129926 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   In memoriam (The Argus 22/07/1948)

Background : Son of Henry Jarvis Phillips and Emma Tottie Phillips, of Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia. Mate of VX55695 Ted Peck, VX56044 Murray Holmes and VX56044 Jack Lawley (all 2/2 Pioneers).