George Mervyn BILLINGHURST

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BILLINGHURST, George Mervyn

Service Number: TX5866
Enlisted: 22 October 1941, Burnie, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 26 July 1922
Home Town: Burnie, Burnie, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dryerman
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan - Malaria), Thailand, 5 July 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Grave Location: A1. C. 18
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 Oct 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Burnie, Tasmania
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
5 Jul 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN TX5866, 2nd/26th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Mervyn BILLINGHURST was born on 26th July, 1922 in Hobart, Tasmania

His parents were Charles Albert and Winifred Lois BILLINGHURST