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Soldier profiles

Name : DOWN, RONALD VINCENT
Service Number : VX57125
Date of Birth : 01/09/1916
Place of Birth : PORT FAIRY, VIC
Known as : MICK, RON
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1941
Locality on Enlistment : TYRENDARRA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : DOWN, SARAH
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 : 27
Community Roll of Honour : PORTLAND (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A4. R. 14. / 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 / SEPTICEMIA AFTER AMPUTATION, LEG ULCERS / 55 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MALAYA, 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 6123387 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 4218kB),   Past article (size 144kB)

Background : Son of John Henry and Sarah Ann Down, of Tyrendarra East, Victoria, Australia.