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Soldier profiles

Name : HILLAS, GORDON LESLIE
Service Number : VX56325
Date of Birth : 12/04/1921
Place of Birth : HAMILTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BUTCHER
Date of Enlistment : 21/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : MERRINEE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : HILLAS, WALTER
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE CORPORAL
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 : 21/02/1944
Age at Death : 22
Community Roll of Honour : MACARTHUR (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. 1. A. 7. / 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) : 21/02/1944 / MALNUTRITION, DYSENTERY / KANBURI CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MOULMEIN (BURMA), KANBURI (THAILAND)
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-0041 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6123346 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Fraser (son of VX18403 S. Fraser)]

Background : Son of Walter and Mary Hillas of Macarthur, Victoria, Australia. Brother of Private V. A. Hillas of 2/7 Battalion (P.O.W. in Germany).