Douglas Keith LATHAM


LATHAM, Douglas Keith

Service Number: TX2681
Enlisted: 24 June 1940, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Franklin, Tasmania, 13 July 1918
Home Town: Cygnet, Huon Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchard Labourer
Died: Accidental, Thailand, 28 September 1943, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Plot 1, Row F, Grave 63. , Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Port Cygnet Soldiers Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN TX2681
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN TX2681, Enlisted at Hobart, Tasmania
24 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN TX2681, 2nd/40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred James Lathamm and Emma Latham of Cygnet, Tasmania

Also served in the Militia joining on the 16 November 1936 with the 40th Battalion

Headstone inscription reads: When the sun sinks and the day breaks we will remember

Roll of Honour - Cygnet, Tasmania