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Soldier profiles

Name : BUDGE, WILLIAM GORDON
Service Number : VX55882
Date of Birth : 28/03/1921
Place of Birth : MORWELL, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : MORWELL ADVERTISER STAFF MEMBER
Date of Enlistment : 15/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : MORWELL, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : BUDGE, WILLIAM
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : SAPPER
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : HEADQUARTERS BAND (JAVA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) : A.I.F. 2/1 SURREY COMPANY?, AUSTRALIAN ARMY SURVEY CORPS?
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 17/11/1943
Age at Death : 22
Community Roll of Honour : MORWELL (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A4. A. 12. / 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) : 17/11/1943 / MALNUTRITION, PELLAGRA / 55 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 55 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-0012 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6116699 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 224kB),   Past article (size 889kB),   Past article (size 230kB),   Past article (size 270kB)

Background : Son of William Henry and Elsie Louisa Budge, of Morwell, Victoria, Australia. Playing member of the Morwell-Maryvale Brass Band (accomplished player of many instruments) and Morwell Cricket Club.