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Soldier profiles

Name : MATTHEWS, HECTOR LINDSAY
Service Number : VX16237
Date of Birth : 24/01/1912
Place of Birth : BACCHUS MARSH, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : RAILWAYS DEPARTMENT
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : HAWTHORN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MATTHEWS, LOUISE
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 : 14/01/1946
Date Died : N/A
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) : SHIBAURA DENKI (JAPAN), TOKYO (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : JAPAN
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0060 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6216358 [OPEN], Barcode 478957 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 948kB),   Death notice (The Argus 22/11/1944),   Past article (size 140kB)

Background : Arrived in Japan September 1944 aboard hellship Kibitsu Maru (survivor rescued by Japanese after hellship Rakuyo Maru sinking). Part of the Kawasaki group.