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Soldier profiles

Name : MCCLELLAND, DONAL WILLIAM
Service Number : 31019 (VP31863, VX23631)
Date of Birth : 10/04/1919
Place of Birth : BENALLA, VIC
Known as : DON, BLUEY
Occupation on Enlistment : HAIRDRESSER
Date of Enlistment : 07/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ST JAMES
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MCCLELLAND, L
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : STAFF SERGEANT
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 1 AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE SQUADRON
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 04/07/1949
Date Died : 09/01/2010
Age at Death : 90
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) : 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-0055 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 9301817 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 432kB),   C_HAMLEY_1.jpg,   C_HAMLEY_2.jpg

Background : Voluntarily joined militia. Worked in No. 5 Branch on the Burma Railway. Arrived in Japan 16/01/1945 aboard hellship Awa Maru. Repatriated to Australia on the H.M.S. Formidable. 2/2 Pioneer ExP.O.W. R.A. Association. Late of R.S.L. Fairways, Bundaberg. Husband of Lynette (deceased). Father and father-in-law of Robert (Inglewood, Vic.), Jennifer and John Fruend (Bundaberg). Poppy of Belle and Richard Burrows and Georgina Fruend. Brother-in-law of Bill and Jennifer (Woodend), Peggy and Otto (Melbourne), Bruce and Roma Shelton (Melbourne). "At Rest" Funeral Service, `Garden Chapel' of F.C. Brown & Company, Bundaberg, 13/01/2010.