Phillip Darcy FORAN

FORAN, Phillip Darcy

Service Number: NX100704
Enlisted: 4 August 1942
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 101st Heavy Mortar Company
Born: Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1 July 1921
Home Town: Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Signwriter & Painter
Died: Accidental, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands, 17 March 1945, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Burial reference: - Plot A4. Row E. Grave 6. Personal Inscription: - "FOR DUTY DONE".
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Aug 1942: Enlisted Private, NX100704, Ingleburn, NSW
4 Aug 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX100704
17 Mar 1945: Involvement Private, NX100704, 101st Heavy Mortar Company, Bougainville, Killed accidentally
17 Mar 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, NX100704, 101st Heavy Mortar Company, Died from landmine explosion whilst on routine operational patrol duties.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Phillip Darcy FORAN was born on 1st July, 1921 in Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales

His parents were Stanley Searle Grace FORAN & Winifred Vernonica SMITH who married in Sydney in 1919

He married Annette May ANDERSON in Singleton, NSW in 1940

He died accidentally in Bougainville on 17th March, 1945 and is buried in the Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Singleton, NSW