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Soldier profiles

Name : MCKAY, LESLIE WILLIAM
Service Number : VX45673
Date of Birth : 31/01/1912
Place of Birth : BALLARAT, VIC
Known as : LES
Occupation on Enlistment : PLASTERER
Date of Enlistment : 09/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BALLARAT, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MCKAY, AMY
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE CORPORAL
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 : 30/11/1945
Date Died : 18/05/1992
Age at Death : 80
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : BALLARAT (NEW) GENERAL CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. LAWN F. ROW 21. SITE 51.
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) : THAILAND, NIIHAMA (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : JAPAN
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0057 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6118263 [DIGITISED], Barcode 31830187 [DIGITISED], Barcode 1037585 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 240kB),   C_HAMLEY_1.jpg,   C_HAMLEY_2.jpg,   Past article (size 888kB)

Background : Husband of Amy (died 30/08/1974). Father of Graeme Edward McKay (accidently killed 30/01/1971 aged 17). Arrived in Japan September 1944 aboard Bioki Maru. Repatriated to Australia on H.M.S. Speaker. Carpet layer, shopkeeper. Buried 20/05/1992.