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Soldier profiles

Name : KING, GEORGE HECTOR
Service Number : VX60819
Date of Birth : 04/10/1919
Place of Birth : SORRENTO, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : GROCER
Date of Enlistment : 01/08/1941
Locality on Enlistment : SORRENTO, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : KING, BENJAMIN
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 : 03/12/1945
Date Died : N/A
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
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) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : OMUTA (JAPAN), FUKUOKA (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : JAPAN
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0049 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6122722 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 432kB)

Background : Arrived in Japan 16/01/1945 aboard hellship Awa Maru. Repatriated to Australia on the H.M.S. Formidable.