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Soldier profiles

Name : SMITH, JOHN WILLIAM PATRICK
Service Number : VX56221
Date of Birth : 19/11/1920
Place of Birth : BEAUFORT, VIC
Known as : JACK
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 26/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : BEAUFORT, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : SMITH, 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 : 17/09/1943
Age at Death : 22
Community Roll of Honour : BEAUFORT (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A9. 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) : 17/09/1943 / TROPICAL ULCERS / 80 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 80 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0080 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6110583 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 288kB)

Background : Son of William and Louisa Ann Smith, of Beaufort, Victoria, Australia.