David Peter GOOLEY


GOOLEY, David Peter

Service Number: VX109893
Enlisted: 22 September 1942, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: "Z" Special Unit
Born: Kerang, Victoria, 25 August 1918
Home Town: Rushworth, Campaspe, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iron moulder
Died: Executied (beheaded POW of Japan), Malaya, 7 July 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
(CWGC) Official Commemoration - Grave Reference: Coll. grave 28. A. 1-10.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Operations Jaywick & Rimau
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World War 2 Service

22 Sep 1942: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX109893, Victoria
7 Jul 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN VX109893, "Z" Special Unit, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

His role in the Z Special forces was captured in the file Higest honour also known as Heroes of the Krait 1982, directed by John McLean.