Keith Johnson DICKINSON


DICKINSON, Keith Johnson

Service Number: VX57167
Enlisted: 4 June 1941, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd/15th Field Regiment
Born: Collie, Western Australia, 24 December 1903
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Land surveyor
Died: Executed (POW of Japan), Burma, 2 March 1943, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Jun 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX57167, Royal Park, Victoria
2 Mar 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Gunner, SN VX57167, 2nd/15th Field Regiment, Prisoners of War

Executed after escape from Prison Camp Burma Railway

This is just a brief outline and I need to check what documents I have.

Keith Dickinson was in a group of 4 or 5 other prisoners who attempted to escape from one of the Jap POW work camps on the Burma Railway.

They were recaptured and Dickinson was beheaded.

He is buried in the Commonwealth War Cemetery (Thanbyuzayat) in Thailand.

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