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Soldier profiles

Name : MEAGHER, EDWARD RAYMOND
Service Number : VX15152
Date of Birth : 22/11/1908
Place of Birth : BRUNSWICK, VIC
Known as : RAY
Occupation on Enlistment : CLERK
Date of Enlistment : 16/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : PASCOE VALE SOUTH, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MEAGHER, WINIFRED
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : MAJOR
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : O.I.C. B COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : TJAMPEA (JAVA), LLEWILIANG (JAVA)
Wounded (date / details) : 16/06/1941 1500 ARM WOUNDED NEAR FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Discharged : 08/01/1946
Date Died : 31/05/1988
Age at Death : 79
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) : 80 KILO (BURMA), TAMARKAN (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : Member of the Order of the British Empire for meritorious service & devotion Middle East & Java presented at Government House, Melbourne, Victoria on 27/07/1949. London Gazette 06/03/1947 page 1087 position 46. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 06/03/1947 page 747 position 40
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0061 Missing & POW Circular,   Australian War Memorial Awards Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6215285 [DIGITISED], Barcode 478964 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_030390/10.jpg,   AWM_030390/18.jpg,   AWM_030390/13.jpg,   AWM_P01613.001.jpg,   Past article (size 315kB),   Past article (size 157kB),   Past article (size 214kB),   Past article (size 280kB),   Past article (size 216kB),   C_HAMLEY_1.jpg,   C_HAMLEY_2.jpg

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