Vernon Kingsley (King) HYAM


HYAM, Vernon Kingsley

Service Number: SX10723
Enlisted: 14 December 1940, Wayville, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Born: Murray Bridge, South Australia, 1 December 1918
Home Town: Jervois, Murray Bridge, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Illness, Japan, 28 December 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
His name is located at panel 82 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Jervois Memorial Gates, Jervois Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

14 Dec 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX10723, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
14 Dec 1940: Enlisted Wayville, South Australia
28 Dec 1944: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Driver, SN SX10723, 8th Division Ammunition Sub-Park
Date unknown: Involvement

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Born  1 December 1918, Murray Bridge, South Australia

Father  Walter Mark HYAM and Mother  Ethel Maud HUTCHINSON

17/12/1940     Enlisted in WWII at Wayville, South Australia

17/2/1945       Captured in Singapore by Japanese, and taken Prisoner of War (POW)

A Driver in the Ammunition Sub-Park

****service records need to be ordered through National Archives of Australia
       as they have not yet been scanned for viewing.***

28/12/1944     Vernon died of illness in Japan
buried in:        Labuan War Cemetery, Labuan, Malaysia

Thank you to Darryel McLean for his information.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  24/4/2015.  Lest we forget.