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Soldier profiles

Name : LEDWIDGE, LEONARD ALFRED JAMES
Service Number : VX55473
Date of Birth : 27/09/1907
Place of Birth : HAY, NSW
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : CONTRACTOR
Date of Enlistment : 10/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : JERILDERIE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : LEDWIDGE, T
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 : 08/10/1942
Age at Death : 35
Community Roll of Honour : JERILDERIE (NSW)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, INDONESIA. 5. A. 5. / 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) : 08/10/1942 / DYSENTERY / BATAVIA CAMP, JAVA
P.O.W. Camps (details) : BATAVIA (JAVA)
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 6117490 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas)]

Background : Son of Alfred Thomas and Ann Ledwidge; husband of Thelma May Ledwidge, of Jerilderie, New South Wales. Australia.