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Soldier profiles

Name : DICKINSON, ROBERT WIGFIELD
Service Number : VX58568
Date of Birth : 04/12/1904
Place of Birth : SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND
Known as : BOB
Occupation on Enlistment : PROCESS WORKER, MUNITIONS (ENGINEER)
Date of Enlistment : 27/06/1941
Locality on Enlistment : PRAHRAN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : DICKINSON, ALEXANDRA
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 : 13/07/1943
Age at Death : 38
Community Roll of Honour : PRAHRAN (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A12. A. 6. / 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) : 13/07/1943 / BERIBERI, DYSENTERY / 40 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : JAVA, 40 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 6136620 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 6287261 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 4218kB)

Background : Son of Charles and Alexandria Dickinson; husband of Doreen Ada Dickinson, of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.