Malcolm Maurice ACWORTH

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ACWORTH, Malcolm Maurice

Service Numbers: Q102639, QX57226
Enlisted: 3 December 1941, Annerley, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 9 December 1921
Home Town: Cannon Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Cannon Hill School
Occupation: Meat Worker
Died: Killed in action, Tambu Bay, New Guinea, 1 September 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery & Lae Memorial
Plot M, Row C, Grave 10 Roll of Honour Cannon Hill
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Dec 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Annerley, Queensland
4 Dec 1941: Involvement SN Q102639, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion
13 Mar 1943: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX57226, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Taroona, Townsville
27 Aug 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX57226, 2nd/15th Infantry Battalion, Papua New Guinea - Milne Bay

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Biography

Son of Walter Cornelius ACWORTH and Elizabeth WANDS

Husband of Mary Valentine ELLIS, of Cannon Hill, Queensland - married 31st January, 1942

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Other Service No. Q102639 (15th Battalion)

Rank: Private

14 March 1943 - Disembarked at Milne Bay

Medals: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal, Australian Service Medal

"QX57226 Private Malcolm Maurice Acworth, 15th Battalion, of Cannon Hill, Qld. He enlisted in the Citizens' Military Force in 1941 and served in New Guinea from March 1943. In August he enlisted in the AIF. Pte Acworth was killed in action near Tambu Bay, New Guinea on 1 September 1943. He was 21 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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