William James FIELD

FIELD, William James

Service Numbers: WX8350, WX2204, WX8350
Enlisted: 25 April 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 4 April 1906
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, Jivevaneng, New Guinea, 3 November 1943, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: U. B. 13., Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Harvey District WW2 Roll of Honour, Harvey RSL WW2 Minature Memorial, Harvey War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, WX8350
25 Apr 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, WX2204
29 Aug 1940: Enlisted Private, WX8350
29 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, WX8350, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
23 Oct 1942: Involvement Private, WX8350, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
3 Nov 1943: Involvement Private, WX8350 , 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Private William James Field (KIA) was an Australian Army Medical Corps stretcher bearer attached to the 2nd/17th Australian Infantry Battalion during the New Guinea - Huon Peninsula campaign.