James Johnston MIDGLEY

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MIDGLEY, James Johnston

Service Number: NX25816
Enlisted: 13 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy
Born: Hampton, Lithgow - New South Wales, Australia, 20 October 1900
Home Town: Katoomba, Blue Mountains Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer & lorry driver
Died: Illness - POW of Japan "Sandakan Death March", Sandakan, Borneo, 16 March 1945, aged 44 years
Cemetery: Labuan War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

13 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX25816, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX25816, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Malaya/Singapore
15 Feb 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX25816, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James Johnston MIDGLEY was born in 1900 in Lithgow, New South Wales

His parents were Haley Anderson MIDGLEY & Elizabeth Ann JOHNSTON who married in Lithgow in 1895

He married Ina SHEARWOOD in Katoomba in 1938