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Soldier profiles

Name : RICHTER, WALTER ALFRED
Service Number : WX15844
Date of Birth : 29/07/1904
Place of Birth : LONDON, ENGLAND
Known as : WALLY
Occupation on Enlistment : HAIRDRESSER
Date of Enlistment : 18/08/1941
Locality on Enlistment : PERTH, WA
Place of Enlistment : CLAREMONT, WA
Next of Kin : BRAGG, THETIS
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) : 7 INFANTRY SPECIAL GROUP (REF AWM)
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 16/01/1944
Age at Death : 39
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, THAILAND. 1. A. 9. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
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) : 16/01/1944 / MALNUTRITION, DYSENTERY / KANBURI CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : KANBURI (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0073 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6466164 [DIGITISED], Barcode 3118208 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Fraser (son of VX18403 S. Fraser)]

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