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Army Number: NX27349Image not available
Surname: PONT
First Names: Wallace John
Known as: Wally
Rank: L/Cpl.
Next of Kin: Mrs. Mary PONT
Date of Birth: 12/10/1907
Place of Birth: Sydney, NSW
Date of Enlistment: 19/6/1940
Locality on Enlistment: Balmain, NSW
Place of Enlistment: Paddington, NSW
Date taken on strength: 22/11/1940
Taken on strength at: Tamworth, NSW
Taken on strength from: 19th Infantry Training Battalion, Wallgrove, NSW
Company: B
Platoon: 10
Section: 1
Ship to Singapore: Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt (HMT FF)
Embarkation Date: 29/7/1941
Singapore Work Parties:
Other Work Parties:
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: 26/1/1942
Cemetery: Singapore Memorial
Plot/Row/Grave: Column 131
Memorial: Dawn Fraser Baths, Elkington Park, Balmain (Memorial Shield)
Information: Admitted to 2/4 CCS on 25/12/1941; transferred to 13 AGH on 27/12/1941; discharged to GBD, Malaya on 15/1/1942; rejoined 2/30 Bn. on 16/1/1942; killed in action KiA about 3 miles north of Ayer Hitam (Black Water), near Lalang Hill on 26/1/1942; buried north of Ayer Hitam 1 mile, in rear of gravel mixing plant, to the east of the road
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