James Dobson GREER


GREER, James Dobson

Service Number: VX6412
Enlisted: 20 October 1939, Wangaratta, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Alphington, Victoria, 25 July 1909
Home Town: Whorouly, Wangaratta, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Germany), Greece, 2 September 1941, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Oxley War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

20 Oct 1939: Enlisted Private, SN VX6412, Wangaratta, Victoria
20 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX6412, 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion
30 Apr 1941: Imprisoned "Operation Lustre" Greece 1941
2 Sep 1941: Involvement Private, SN VX6412, 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...VX6412 Private James Dobson Greer, 2/8th Battalion, Australian Infantry. Private Greer, aged 32, died on 2 September 1941, as a Prisoner of War (POW), after being reported missing in action in May 1941 while defending the island of Crete against the German land and airborne invasion. He was the son of William James Greer and Mary Elizabeth Greer, of Whorouly South, Vic. He is buried in the Phaleron War Cemetery Section 2, Row E, Plot 12." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)