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Soldier profiles

Name : MAYNE, WILLIAM EDWARD JAMES
Service Number : VX55477
Date of Birth : 01/04/1921
Place of Birth : LONDON, ENGLAND
Known as : BILL
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 10/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : EAST RICHMOND, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : MAYNE, W
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : 6 PLATOON B COMPANY
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 28/11/1945
Date Died : 20/03/2008
Age at Death : 86
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 6117494 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 478957 [OPEN], Barcode 1037607 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_019202.jpg,   C_HAMLEY_1.jpg,   C_HAMLEY_2.jpg,   Herald Sun Death Notice 24/03/2008,   Herald Sun Death Notice 25/03/2008,   2/2 Pioneers Newsletter 03/2008 p2

Background : He was with No. 3 Branch on the Burma Railway. Arrived in Japan September 1944 aboard hellship Kibitsu Maru (survivor rescued by Japanese after hellship Rakuyo Maru sinking). Died in North Ringwood, Victoria.