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Army Number: NX37632Image not available
Surname: SMEDLEY
First Names: Walter Rex
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mrs. Lillian Linda SMEDLEY
Date of Birth: 26/4/1923
Place of Birth: Leichhardt, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 30/6/1941
Locality on Enlistment: East Maitland, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 30/6/1941
Taken on strength at: Bathurst, NSW
Taken on strength from: General Details Depot, Sydney, NSW
Company: HQ; C
Platoon: 4, Carrier; 15
Section: 4, Carrier No.13, Driver Mechanic
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties: Ex Java (Williams Force, Anderson 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: 27/8/1943
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat
Plot/Row/Grave: A9.A.14
Memorial: East Maitland, NSW
Information: Driver/Mechanic, Carrier; reported missing on 28/1/1942; taken on strength with 2/2 Pioneer Battalion in Java, on 20/2/1942; transferred to Reserve Battalion, Java on 1/3/1942; POW, Java on 9/3/1942; left Java with Williams Force on 8/10/1942; arrived Burma on 24/10/1942; died of illness Doi Khorkan (malaria) on 27/8/1943; DVA Nominal Roll shows DOB as 26/4/1920
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