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Soldier profiles

Name : DONOVAN, MERVYN ROBERT
Service Number : WX12948
Date of Birth : 06/10/1905
Place of Birth : CANNING MILLS, WA
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 14/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : NANNUP, WA
Place of Enlistment : CLAREMONT, WA
Next of Kin : DONOVAN, OLIVE
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 : 26/07/1945
Age at Death : 39
Community Roll of Honour : NANNUP (WA)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. 10. C. 12. / 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) : 26/07/1945 / TYPHUS / PRATCHUBURI CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : PRATCHUBURI (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0023 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6461196 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Fraser (son of VX18403 S. Fraser)],   Past article (size 1504kB),   In memoriam (The West Australian 26/07/1946)

Background : Son of Edward and Katherine Ellen Donovan; husband of Olive Mervyna Donovan, of Nannup, Western Australia.