Frank WARE

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WARE, Frank

Service Number: WX10711
Enlisted: 15 January 1941, Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Beverley, Western Australia, 20 April 1908
Home Town: Beverley, Beverley, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 1 October 1943, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Row J, Plot 1, Grave 78
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

15 Jan 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX10711, Claremont, Western Australia
16 Jan 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX10711
23 Sep 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX10711, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
18 Feb 1942: Embarked 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX10711, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Batavia
7 Mar 1942: Imprisoned Australia's Northern Periphery
1 Oct 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX10711, 2nd/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Jessica Edwards-Benson

Disembarked Batavia on 18 Feb 1942, reported Missing at Java on 07 Mar 1942 (now POW of Japan)

Died of avitaminosis on 01 Oct 1943 while on the Thai-Burma railway.

Body exhumed 16 Apr 1946 and reinterred in the Kanchanaburi Allied War Cemetery (Row J, Plot 1, Grave 78)