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Tasmanian World War 11 Casualties

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Ikin Kenneth William

Service Number H/1048 Death Date 1/03/1942

Place of Death HMAS Perth (POW Thai Camp)

Cause of Death Killed air bombardment

Burial Kanburi War Cemetery

The Mercury 29 June 1945



Whose death in a prison camp in Thailand as a result of air bombardment on Dec. 13, 1944 has been reported.

Educated at the Hutchins School, and a junior member of the Royal Yacht Club (cadet dinghies), he was the son of Mr and Mrs V. A. Ikin, Sandy Bay Rd. Seaman Ikin had served with the Navy since September, 1939, and became a member of the crew of the Perth in June, 1940. He participated for seven months in the Mediterranean, in the Battle of Matapan, and in the evacuation of Greece and Crete. He was taken prisoner following the Java Sea Battle in February, 1942.

Ikin, Clyde Albert

Service Number 408151 Death Date 15/08/1943

Place of Death New Guinea area

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Lae War Cemetery


Ireland, Robert Forbes

Service Number TX2685 Death Date 17/05/1941

Place of Death POW Middle East

Cause of Death Died in hospital Tripoli

Burial Tripoli Libya Cemetery

Examiner Launceston 26 Sep 1941


Mrs. E. Ireland, of Sandy Bay, Hobart, has been officially informed through the Red Cross that her husband, Private Robert Forbes Ireland, has died of wounds while a prisoner of war. Private Ireland, who was a son of Dr. E. W. J. Ireland, of Hobart, and the late Mrs. Ireland, was 35 and before enlisting was engaged in the motor industry in Tasmania. He was educated at Hutchins School, Hobart. Enlisting In May, 1940, he served in Palestine and Libya. He was taken prisoner near Tobruk early in April.



Irwin, Allan James

Service Number TX14460  Death Date


Place of Death 5ACH Cairns

Cause of Death

Burial Cairns War Cemetery

Born 26 Feb 1924 Glenorchy Tasmania to Alfred James and Minna Vera Irwin, he was a painter when he enlisted in the Army and was posted to 6th Aus. Field Regiment

Member of the Forces

IRWIN. -In loving memory of our dear son and our brother, Gnr. Allan James (Jim), died of injuries at Cairns, March 8, 1944.

Inserted by his loving mother father, and sisters, Rita and Julie,  

Irwin, William John

Service Number H/2909 Death Date


Place of Death HMAS Lonsdale

Cause of Death Pulmonary TB

Burial Springvale War Cemetery


Irwin Harry Beauchamp

Service Number  Death Date

Place of Death

Cause of Death


Killed in action

Eldest son of Lt and Mrs H. Irwin Hobart who was killed while on active service with the AIF in the Middle East. He was educated at the Hobart High School. He won the ANA gold medal for the best cadet shot in Tasmania. . He enlisted with the AIF in South Australia.






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