Joseph (Joe) ROVKIN


ROVKIN, Joseph

Service Numbers: N280456, NX73811
Enlisted: 17 September 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Poland, 3 December 1925
Home Town: Paddington, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Hallam Valley Public School and Scotch College Melbourne
Occupation: Factory hand
Died: Died of wounds, Papua New Guinea, 7 November 1942, aged 16 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Commonwealth grave with Star of David
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Victorian Jewish War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

17 Sep 1941: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN N280456, Paddington, New South Wales
7 Nov 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN NX73811, 2nd/3rd Infantry Battalion, Papua New Guinea - Kokoda

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted and served under alias Joseph Rorkin