Clarence John SAWYER

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SAWYER, Clarence John

Service Number: WX7939
Enlisted: 13 August 1940, Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Mount Helena, Western Australia, 25 August 1907
Home Town: Doodlakine, Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan - dysentry), Bandoeng, Java, Java, Netherlands East Indies, 1 April 1942, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Grave Reference: 3. H. 14., Jakarta War Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

13 Aug 1940: Enlisted Private, SN WX7939, Claremont, Western Australia
13 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX7939
1 Apr 1942: Involvement Private, SN WX7939, 2nd/4th Machine Gun Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clarence John SAWYER was born on 25th August, 1907 in Mount Helena, Western Australia

His parents were Archibald Joseph SAWYER & Mary McARTHUR

He married Elsie Ada DARGIE in WA in 1932

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Medals

1939-45 Star

Pacific Star

Defence Medal

War Medal 1939-45

Australian Service Medal