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Soldier profiles

Name : MARKS, RONALD ELPHINSTONE
Service Number : VX56053
Date of Birth : 25/11/1919
Place of Birth : MENTONE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : FARM HAND
Date of Enlistment : 16/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : TABLIK, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : MARKS, WILLIAM
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 : 24/06/1944
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : MALVERN (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, SINGAPORE. COLUMN 138. / 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) : 24/06/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / TAMAHOKO MARU AT SEA OFF NAGASAKI S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : JAVA
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0059 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6110415 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 5871kB)

Background : Son of William Nathaniel and Edith Louisa Marks, of Tabilk, Victoria, Australia.