Mervyn George HOLLAND


HOLLAND, Mervyn George

Service Number: QX24077
Enlisted: 15 October 1941, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Burren Junction, New South Wales, 25 October 1916
Home Town: Narrabri, Narrabri, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station hand
Died: Killed in Action, Papua New Guinea, 7 December 1942, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

15 Oct 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX24077, Toowoomba, Queensland
16 Oct 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX24077, 49th Infantry Battalion AMF
7 Dec 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN QX24077, 49th Infantry Battalion AMF, Buna / Gona / Sanananda "The Battle of the Beachheads" - New Guinea

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"...QX24077 Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Mervyn George Holland, 49 Battalion, of Narrabri, NSW. He was a station hand prior to enlisting in October 1941. L/Cpl Holland was killed in action in Papua on 7 December 1942. He was 26 years of age." - SOURCE (