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Soldier profiles

Name : BROWN, LEONARD CYRIL
Service Number : VX56623
Date of Birth : 23/03/1919
Place of Birth : COOMA, NSW
Known as : LEO
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 26/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : COOMA, NSW
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : BROWN, HOWARD
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 : 12/09/1944
Age at Death : 25
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 19. / 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) : 12/09/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / RAKUYO MARU AT SEA S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0011 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6116583 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   B_CRAVEN_3.jpg,   B_CRAVEN_4.jpg

Background : Son of Howard Herbert and Beatrice May BROWn, of Paddington, New South Wales.