Rex BLOW DSO, MiD

BLOW, Rex

Service Numbers: 414721, QX4648
Enlisted: 3 November 1939, Kelvin Grove, Queensland
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: "Z" Special Unit
Born: Grafton, New South Wales, 13 November 1917
Home Town: Hamilton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Natural causes, Springvale, Victoria, 29 December 2000, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Memorial Location: Wall 145/Row R.
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement SN 414721
3 Nov 1939: Involvement Major, SN QX4648, "Z" Special Unit
3 Nov 1939: Enlisted Private, SN QX4648, Kelvin Grove, Queensland
1 Jul 1940: Promoted Lieutenant
1 Jan 1944: Promoted Captain
10 Aug 1944: Promoted Major
2 Mar 1947: Discharged Major, SN QX4648, "Z" Special Unit

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Biography

"...QX4648 Major Rex Blow, DSO and winner of the American Silver Star. Whilst a prisoner of war of the Japanese he escaped from Berhala Island in Sandakan Harbour in 1943 to the Philippines where he joined forces with the 105th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, and saw service with the "10th Military District" (The name given to the Mindanao Guerilla Command), in action against the Japanese in Lanao province." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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