Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia Incorporated

Founding Member General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD

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Surname
Berliner
First names
Leon Alfred
Rank
Private
Service No.
VX65015
Date of Death
15/02/1942
Hebrew Date
28 Sh'vat 5702
Hebrew Date
כ״ח בִּשְׁבָט תש״ב
Age at Death
21
How Died
POW. Executed by Japanese
Where Died
Netherlands East Indies
Cemetery
Ambon War Cemetery & Memorial, Maluku, Indonesia
Service Details
2/21 Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF
Served
Netherlands East Indies
Occupation
Traveller & Clerk
Age at Enlistment
21
Place of Enlistment
Royal Park, Victoria
Locality on Enlistment
Brighton, Victoria
Religion
Jewish (attested he was Church of England)
Gender
Male
Date of Enlistment
24/10/1941
Date of Discharge
Country of Enlistment
Australia
Notes
Born 24/6/1920 (wrong year, no birth record for 1920 in Victoria). Albert Park, Victoria. Son of Alfred Lewis BERLINER & Frances Ethel née KNIGHT of Brighton, Victoria married 1922 Reg No 2947. Nephew of V6364 L/SGT Harris Lionel Berliner died of illness 26 February 1943. “BERLINER - VX65015, PTE Leon Alfred. 2/21st Battalion, died while POW, Laha Aerodrome, Amboina, beloved only son of Frances and Alfred Berliner, 369 St Kilda Street, Brighton, dearly loved brother of Shelley, aged 22 years. (Minyan, Friday, 6.30, Toorak Road synagogue).” Source: The Argus (Melbourne) Friday 30 Nov 1945
 
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