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Soldier profiles

Name : MEAGHER, LEO EDWARD
Service Number : VX72589
Date of Birth : 22/10/1922
Place of Birth : REDBANK, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : SLAUGHTERMAN
Date of Enlistment : 19/01/1942
Locality on Enlistment : REDBANK, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MEAGHER, EDWARD
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 : NEW GUINEA
Actions : LAE (NEW GUINEA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 24/02/1944
Age at Death : 21
Community Roll of Honour : AVOCA (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : TOWNSVILLE WAR CEMETERY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. E.A.15. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 24/02/1944 / SCRUB TYPHUS / QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
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 6071483 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Edward Cornelius and Emma Flossy Evelyn Meagher, of Redbank, Victoria.

Service record
19/01/1942 Taken on strength.
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville for Port Moresby with 2/2 Pioneer Battalion, then to Lae.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby for Townsville with Battalion sick with Scrub Typhus.
15/02/1944 Evacuated 2/14 Australian General Hospital with Scrub Typhus.
24/02/1944 Died.