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Army Number: NX57116 (NX9105)Image not available
First Names: William John
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mr. Edward James SMOOTHER; Mrs. Helen Turner
Date of Birth: 17/2/1918
Place of Birth: Guyra, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 11/7/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Willoughby, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 26/1/1942
Taken on strength at: Simpang Rengam
Taken on strength from: 6th Reinforcements, 2/30 Bn., GBD, Malaya
Company: C
Platoon: 15A
Section: A
Ship to Singapore: Aquitania (MS2)
Embarkation Date: 10/1/1942
Singapore Work Parties: Thomson Road, Mount Pleasant, Caldecott Hill & Bukit Timah
Other Work Parties: B Force
Train to Thailand (if applicable) :
1945 Work Party:
Return to Australia by: Died Overseas
Return Date: 0/0/0000
Date of Discharge: 0/0/0000
Date of Death: 18/7/1945
Cemetery: Labuan Memorial
Plot/Row/Grave: Panel 17
Information: Enlisted as NX9105 with 6 Div. AACS on 13/12/1939, stated date of birth as 17/2/1919; discharged as under age on 29/1/1940; re-enlisted as NX57119 - William John SMOOTHERS on 27/6/1940; stated date of birth as 17/2/1918; declared real name to be William John SCHMUTTER on 1/5/1941; 6th Reinforcements, 2/30 Bn, GBD, Malaya; taken on strength with 2/30 Bn. on 26/1/1942; marched out and embarked "B" Force (2/10 Field Regiment) on 8/7/1942; died of illness Doi Sandakan on 18/7/1945; National Archives Service Record: B883 NX57116
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