Melville Archie Earl HOARE

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HOARE, Melville Archie Earl

Service Number: VX35707
Enlisted: 16 July 1940, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Gundagai, New South Wales, 14 January 1913
Home Town: Mitcham, Whitehorse, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Died at sea (POW of Japan - Montevideo Maru), South China Sea, 1 July 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rabaul Memorial
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World War 2 Service

16 Jul 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN VX35707, Royal Park, Victoria
1 Jul 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN VX35707, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Herbert and Mary Hoare, of The Rock, New South Wales.