William Richard GREENHILL

GREENHILL, William Richard

Service Number: VX56005
Enlisted: 16 May 1941, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kaniva, Victoria, 9 February 1911
Home Town: Beechworth, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 10 July 1943, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Plot I, Row O, Grave 20, Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Beechworth Shire WW1 Honour Roll, Beechworth War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

16 May 1941: Involvement Private, VX56005, 2nd/29th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
16 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Park, Victoria
16 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, VX56005, 2nd/29th Infantry Battalion

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William Richard GREENHILL was born on 9th February, 1911 in Kaniva, Victoria

His parents were Richard George GREENHILL and Elizabeth Ann BONEHAM

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Prisoner of War Memorial in Ballarat, Victoria


His brother Laurence Walter GREENHILL (SN VX56008) Army WW2 - enlisted 16th May 1941 & was discharged 20th May, 1941

Another brother Leonard George GREENHILL (SN VX58416) served in WW2 in the Army & was discharged in 1946