NOTHEN.jpg
NOBACK.jpg

Soldier profiles

Name : GANNAWAY, WILLIAM DUNCAN
Service Number : VX56936
Date of Birth : 26/05/1919
Place of Birth : NORTHCOTE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BRICKLAYER
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : SIMMONDS, MARY
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 : 27/09/1943
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : NORTHCOTE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A4. C. 15. / 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) : 27/09/1943 / DYSENTERY, MALARIA, BERIBERI / 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
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6111185 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Lancelot and Mary May Gannaway, of St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia.