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Army Number: NX627Image not available
Surname: McGOVEN
First Names: Sydney Rupert
Known as:
Rank: Pte.
Next of Kin: Mrs. Marion McGOVEN
Date of Birth: 11/7/1916
Place of Birth: Trangie, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 3/4/1941
Locality on Enlistment: Trangie, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 17/10/1941
Taken on strength at: Batu Pahat
Taken on strength from: 2nd Reinforcements, 2/30 Bn., GBD, Malaya
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties: Ex Java
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: 7/8/1943
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat
Plot/Row/Grave: A4.D.20
Information: 2nd Reinforcements, 2/30 Bn; admitted to 10 AGH (flat feet) on 6/11/1941; transferred to 2 Convalescent Depot on 17/11/1941; discharged to GBD, malaya on 26/12/1941; MiA 28/1/1942 "X" Bn; reported missing on 15/2/1942; previously reported missing, now reported POW ex Java on 14/10/1942; died of illness (dysentery) Doi Burma on 7/8/1943; DVA Nominal Roll shows DOB as 24/6/1916 and Unit on discharge as GBD Malaya
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