Robert William JOHNSON

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JOHNSON, Robert William

Service Number: NX67449
Enlisted: 17 January 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Born: St Peters, New South Wales, 14 December 1919
Home Town: Rockdale, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 2 September 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Jan 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX67449, Paddington, New South Wales
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
2 Sep 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Corporal, SN NX67449, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX67449 Corporal Robert William (Bobby) Johnson, 2/30 Battalion, of Kogarah, NSW. Johnson enlisted in January 1941 and became a prisoner of war following the fall of Singapore in February 1942. He died in Thailand, of illness, on 2 September 1943. Corporal Johnson was 24 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)