Henry Edward MCAPPION

MCAPPION, Henry Edward

Service Number: WX7015
Enlisted: 5 January 1940
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd/6th Field Park Company
Born: Leonora, Western Australia, 26 August 1918
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Borneo, 4 June 1945, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Plot 9, Row A, Grave 7, Labuan War Cemetery, Labuan, Malaysia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Boyup Brook Sandakan Prisoner of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

5 Jan 1940: Enlisted Private, WX7015, Claremont, Western Australia
5 Jan 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, WX7015
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore, Was declared Missing in Action but later found to have died whilst a Prisoner of War
4 Jun 1945: Involvement Sapper, WX7015, 2nd/6th Field Park Company, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Edward and Imogene McAppion; husband of Beryl Jean Sylvester McAppion of North Fremantle, Western Australia

Medals: 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal. Medals were not issued until 1 April 1953