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Soldier profiles

Name : EDDY, HETHERINGTON MARTIN
Service Number : VX73001
Date of Birth : 26/03/1920
Place of Birth : YARRAWONGA, VIC
Known as : MICK
Occupation on Enlistment : CARPENTERS LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 22/01/1942
Locality on Enlistment : RICHMOND, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : EDDY, ALFRED
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : A COMPANY (NEW GUINEA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA
Actions : NADZAB (NEW GUINEA), EDWARD'S PLANTATION (NEW GUINEA), HEATH'S PLANTATION (NEW GUINEA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 15/09/1943
Age at Death : 23
Community Roll of Honour : RICHMOND (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LAE WAR CEMETERY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. B. C. 10. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : 15/09/1943 / NEW GUINEA
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
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 6112603 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Submitted story,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Alfred and Annie Eddy, of Richmond, Victoria. Unit welter weight champion boxer.