Frank Edgar THORNTON

THORNTON, Frank Edgar

Service Number: VX27908
Enlisted: 25 June 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Latrobe, Tasmania, 23 July 1912
Home Town: Latrobe, Latrobe, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died at sea (POW of Japan - Montevideo Maru), South China Sea, 1 July 1942, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
At Sea, Rabaul Memorial, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Latrobe War Memorial, Rabaul Memorial, Rabaul Montevideo Maru Memorial
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World War 2 Service

25 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, VX27908, Caulfield, Victoria
25 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, VX27908, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1942: Involvement Private, VX27908, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Alfred T. Thornton and Sarah Thornton, of Latrobe, Tasmania.