Eric Norman FINN

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FINN, Eric Norman

Service Numbers: 21233 , VX64081
Enlisted: 29 September 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenhuntly, Victoria, 15 November 1918
Home Town: Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Steward
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Malaya, 26 June 1943, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

22 Sep 1936: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Steward, SN 21233 , HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2, Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
29 Sep 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN VX64081, 2nd/29th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
29 Sep 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Melbourne, Victoria

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Biography

"...21233 Steward,  Eric Norman Finn of Oakleigh, SA... Enlisting in the RAN in September 1936, Std Finn was on board HMAS Sydney II during its service in the Mediterranean before being discharged in July 1941 and reenlisting in the Army as a Lance Corporal (LCpl) in September 1941 with the serial number VX64081. Serving in the Pacific campaign with the 2/29 Battalion, LCpl Finn was captured by Japanese forces at Singapore in February 1942, and died of illness whilst a prisoner of war on 26 June 1943. At the time of his death, LCpl Finn was aged 25." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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