James Placid MADDISON

MADDISON, James Placid

Service Number: WX3830
Enlisted: 1 June 1940
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 5 October 1918
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Bread Carter
Died: Killed in Action, Papua, 1 December 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Victoria Park RSL Cenotaph
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lance Corporal, WX3830
1 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Lance Corporal, WX3830, 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion


the details provided are taken from the book "1000 Men at War" the history of the 2nd/16th Infantry Battalion, published 1959, refer to page 175. James was born 5th Oct 1918, and prior to the war he was a bread carter of Victoria Park WA. He served with the 2nd/16th Inf Bn and rose to the rank of Lance Corporal. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 1st Dec 1942. Rest In Peace. Lest We Forget.

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Biography contributed

James Placid MADDISON was born in Perth, Western Australia on 5th October, 1918 according to his war record - his birth was registered in 1920

His parents were Albert Ernest MADDISON & Teresa Josephine NICKEL