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Jackson, Allan Eric Vivian

Service Number TX5928 Death Date 25/10/1943

Place of Death POW Thailand

Cause of Death acute enteritis, pneumonia

Burial Kanburi War Cemetery

Born 24 November 1915 Brown Street, Queenstown to William Henry and Louisa Mary Jackson (nee Scanlon) Pte Jackson was a prisoner of war in Thailand where he died from acute enteritis and pneumonia

Jackson, Athol Charles

Service Number TX5396 Death Date 1/09/1942

Place of Death Egypt Middle East

Cause of Death

Burial El Alamein War Cemetery

Advocate Burnie 11 Sep 1942 


Mr. and Mrs. Bert Jackson, of “Montello," and formerly of Wynyard, have received advice that their second son, Gunner Athol Charles Jackson, died of wounds on September 1 while serving with the A.I.F abroad.

The late Gunner Jackson, who was in his 23rd year, was well known at Wynyard, where he was educated at the Convent School. He had five brothers, of whom two are serving with the fighting forces, one having been last heard of in Malaya, and the other being with the R.A.A.F.

Jackson Maxwell

Service Number VX31357 Death Date 10/12/1943

Place of Death Hainan Island

Cause of Death Illness


The Mercury 10 Oct 1945

Mr R. N. Jackson has received advice that his younger brother, Pte Maxwell Ronald Jackson (2/22nd Battalion), who enlisted in Victoria, died at Hainan Is.on Dec. 10, 1943. He was a son of the late Mr Robert and Mrs Jackson. He was taken prisoner at Ambon.


Jacobs, Geoffrey Rex

Service Number 9173 Death Date 22/09/1941

Place of Death Caulfield

Cause of Death died of injuries

Burial Cornelian Bay Cemetery

The Mercury 29 Sep 1941

JACOBS-On September 23 1941 at Repatriation Hospital Caulfield Geoffrey Rex beloved eldest son of Fred and Freda Jacobs of 5 Corby Avenue West Hobart and loving brother of Lieut F Jacobs late Leading Aircraftman RAAF aged 24 years.

Jarmy, Jack Louis

Service Number TX5631 Death Date


Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death Drowned


See also JARMY, RAYMOND CHARLES (brother) 

Born 21 Aug 1919 Perth Tasmania to Louis William and Edith May Jarmy (nee Walsh)

He was a member of the 2/26 Battalion when he accidentally drowned in New Guinea


Jarmy, Raymond Charles

Service Number TX500055  Death Date 11/01/1947

Place of Death Wallangarra Qld

Cause of Death Accidentally drowned

Burial Stanthorpe Civil Cemetery

See also JARMY, JACK LOUIS (brother) 

Son of Louis William and Edith May Jarmy (nee Walsh) of Launceston Tasmania and was a Private with the Australian Army Ordinance Corps when he accidentally drowned at Wallangarra Queensland

JARMY. - On January 11, at Wallangarra, Queensland, Raymond Charles, dearly loved third son of L. and E. Jarmy, of 22 Balfour St., loved brother of May (Mrs L. Crick. Perth) Edith and David. Aged 19 years. Interred at Stanthorpe January 13.

Jarvis, Max Invernia Thomas

Service Number 9268 Death Date 27/03/1943

Place of Death Archerfield Queensland

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Lutwyche War Cemetery

Jarvis M I T.jpg (174097 bytes)Was on board a RAAF transport aircraft which crashed near Brisbane.  There were 23 on board and all were killed. 

The aircraft which was flying from Brisbane to Sydney crashed into heavy timber shortly after taking off in the darkness and was destroyed. 

Of the 23 killed, 17 were members of the RAAF, one was an Australian Army officer, 2 were US Army officers and 3 were members of the WAAAF RAAF and WAAAF.

Sgt Max Invernia Thomas Jarvis was one of the passengers on board.


Jeffrey, Edward

Service Number TX4300 Death Date 15/02/1942

Place of Death Malaya

Cause of Death Killed in action


Born 21 Nov 1919 Sorell Tasmania enlisted 27 Jan 1941and served just over 12 months with the 2/3 Motor Ambulance Convoy.  He was listed Missing in Action 2 July 1942 before being listed killed in action in Malaya on the 15th Feb 1942 

WIGGINS.-In loving memory of our dear son, TX4300 Dvr E. (Ted) Jeffrey, AAMC, killed in action in Malaya, February 15, 1945. Sadly missed.

Inserted by his loving parents, May and Colin Wiggins, and brothers, Sorell.


Jeffrey, Vincent Alexander

Service Number TX8114 Death Date 13/02/1945

Place of Death POW Sandakan Borneo

Cause of Death


Photo Courtesy Australian War Memorial

Vic. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of TX8114 Private Vincent Alexander Jeffrey, 2/3rd Ordnance Store Company, Australian Army Ordnance Corps. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force. The 1944 POW's that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942. Private Jeffrey, aged 25, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 13 February 1945. He was the son of John Joseph James Jeffrey and Elsie Louisa Jeffrey, and the husband of Lillian Jeffrey, of Melbourne, Vic. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 28.

Jeffreys, Alan Claude

Service Number 


 Death Date


Place of Death torpedoed transport Montevideo Maru

Cause of Death Drowned


See Montevideo Maru

Jennings, Donald James

Service Number


 Death Date 1/10/1944

Place of Death Off Norway

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Runnymede (UK) Missing Memorial

The following is taken from TASMANIANS AT WAR IN THE AIR 1939-1945 with the kind permission of Brian Winspear    

Donald Jennings was born in 1918, joined up in 1940 and trained as a pilot in Australia and Canada and then went to a Wellington Squadron in England .  After being injured in a crash, he was transferred to Coastal Command flying Sunderlands.  

In October 1944 his aircraft was reported missing off the coast of Norway .  The speculation at the time was that a submarine under attack had shot it down.  No bodies were ever recovered.

John, Christopher

Service Number TX5449 Death Date 13,08/1945

Place of Death POW Sumatra

Cause of Death Merasmus Fost Ulcers

Burial Medan Dutch North Sumatra

Born 27 March 1908 Irishtown Tasmania to Richard William and Louisa John (nee Smith) he was a member of the 2/40 Battalion serving in Indonesia when he was captured and as a POW became ill with Marasmus frost ulcers and died 13 Aug 1945. 

He is commemorated in the Medan Dutch North Sumatra Cemetery


Johns, Robert Henry

Service Number 428024 Death Date 27/08/1943

Place of Death Port Pirie

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Port Pirie War Cemetery



The Mercury 3 Sep 1943 


SGT ROBERT HENRY JOHNS of Hobart, who with five other members of the RAAF was killed in a training accident in Victoria. Sgt Johns, who was 19, was the second son of Mr and Mrs H. C. Johns.

 He was educated at Princes St. Commercial High, and Hobart Technical schools, and then joined the Dept. of Civil Aviation at Western Junction. His father served with the 5th Field Co., Engineers, A IF, in the First World War and completed 27 years of military service with thc Royal Australian Engineers and the 40th Battalion.

Johnson, Percy Albert

Service Number H/1564 Death Date 20/11/1941

Place of Death HMAS Sydney

Cause of Death Presumed Killed in Action


Born 16th November 1919 at Launceston , Tasmania to Percy Edward and Fanny Johnson and living at 4 Kingross Road ,  Launceston when he enlisted and was posted to H.M.A.S. Sydney.

He was a Stoker Class 2 when on 19th November 1941, following a battle with the German raider, HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast H.M.A.S. Sydney disappeared, almost with a trace.

The loss of the Sydney with its full war complement of 645 remains to this day Australia’s worst ever naval disaster and one of its greatest wartime mysteries..The only confirmed relics found were a lifebelt and a Carley life float damaged by shellfire.

Photo Courtesy Australian War Memorial
Johnson, Harold

Service Number TX4723 Death Date 14/08/1942

Place of Death Egypt

Cause of Death

Burial El Alamein War Cemetery

Advocate Burnie 28 Aug 1942


Mr. Alf Johnson, of Yolla, received word on Wednesday that his brother, Sapper Harold Johnson, had been killed on active service. Sapper Johnson, who is listed two years ago in the Table Cape municipality, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Johnson, of Victoria, and formerly of Lapoinya. At a welcome home social at Tulla on Wednesday evening, Mr. A. A. Flint referred to Sapper Johnson's death, and as a mark of respect a minutes silence was observed.


Johnson, James Geoffrey

Service Number 408252 Death Date 4/12/1943

Place of Death Azores Islands

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Lagens War Cem Terceira Island

The Mercury 26 Jan 1944

Johnson James Geoffrey.jpg (7014 bytes)P-Officer James Geoffrey Johnson youngest son of Mr and Mrs A Johnson Burnie, has died as the result of an aircraft accident near Lagens (Azores) on Dec. 4.

 P Officer Johnson was born at Zeehan in 1923 and was educated at Burnie In 1939 he became a member of the staff of the Bank of Australasia Burnie, and in 1941 enlisted in the RAAF. He was the youngest qualified observer who left Canada under the Empire training scheme, and on reaching England was attached to Coastal Command.

Johnson, Mervyn

Service Number 31986 Death Date 31/10/1942

Place of Death Melbourne

Cause of Death died of injuries

Burial Springvale War Cemetery

Johnson Mervyn.jpg (260912 bytes)Born 17 June 1915 Preston Tasmania to Amby and Alice Victoria Johnson (nee Stevens) he was living on King Island when he enlisted in the RAAF. 

He was an aircraftman Class 1 with the 1 Engineering School Ascot Vale.  He died from injuries received and is buried in the Springvale War Cemetery.


Johnson,. Bernard Douglas

Service Number TX5412 Death Date 7/09/1944

Place of Death 55 Aus Camp Hospital

Cause of Death

Burial Alice Springs War Cemetery




Notes to be added


Johnston, Edward John

Service Number 23315 Death Date 27/11/1941

Place of Death HMAS Parramatta (ship torpedoed)

Cause of Death Presumed Killed


Born Dromedary Tasmania to Henry Edward and Grace Gertrude Johnston and was a stoken on board H.M.A.S Parramatta which at about midnight on the 26th November 1941 was hit by a torpedo on a pitch dark and raining night. 

The HMAS Parramatta was hit amidships by the torpedo which caused an explosion in the magazine.  The ship was torn apart, rapidly rolled to starboard and sank. 

138 men including all officers lost their life in this incident.

Johnston, Norman Henry

Service Number TX2118 Death Date 22/02/1942

Place of Death Timor

Cause of Death Killed in action



Capt N. H. Johnston, of Launceston; killed in action in Timor, 1942.  


Johnston, Russell Edward

Service Number 408284 Death Date 12/04/1942

Place of Death Beech Forest Vic

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Cremated Springvale Cemetery

The Mercury 14 Apr 1942


R.A.A.F. Craft Crashes

MELBOURNE, Monday. - An R.A.A.F. sergeant-pilot and two trainees were killed on Sunday, when a trainer aircraft crashed near Beech Forest (V.), on a cross-country flight

This was announced by the Department of Air tonight. It was stated ' that the cause of the accident was unknown. The aircraft was damaged extensively. Those killed were:

Sgt. Theodore William Penn (19), unmarried of Goodwood(V.)

 Leading Air-craftman John Robert Black (26) unmarried, of Newport (V.).

L.A.C. Johnston enlisted at Hobart last August. He was well known as a playing  member of Northcote Football Club, and later of the Cananore Club, Hobart.

Jones, Basil Goodwin

Service Number 425 Death Date 30/05/1941

Place of Death Western Junction

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Cornelian Bay (family vault)

The Argus 31 May 1941


In an aircraft accident at No 7 Elementary Flying Training School, Western Junction (T.), yesterday, Flt.-Off. Basil Goodwin Jones, 35, married, with one child, was killed.

Two planes collided as they were leaving the aerodrome on training flights. Flt.-Off. Jones had as passenger L. Aircraftman D. S. Brown, of Melbourne, whose arm was fractured. The pilot of the other aircraft was not hurt.

Flt.-Off. Jones was a Hobart solicitor before he enlisted in the Air Force In January, 1940. He had previously done much flying as a  qualified club pilot.

Jones, Colin Hubert

Service Number TX2455 Death Date 27/11/1942

Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death

Burial Bomana War Cemetery


The Mercury 9 Feb 1943


DVR COLIN HUBERT JONES Of Glen Huon, who was killed in action in New Guinea on November 27.



                                                                                Photo courtesy Dennis Dwyer



Jones, Maxwell John

Service Number TX4838 Death Date 30/05/1943

Place of Death POW Malaya

Cause of Death Cholera

Burial Thanbyuzayat War Cem


The Mercury 27 June 1945



Only son of Mrs M. M. Jones, Margate (formerly of Lindisfarne) whose death has just been reported in a Japanese prison camp in Malaya.

Pte Jones, who was employed on surveying work prior to his enlistment, was taken when Singapore fell. For nineteen months he was posted as missing. Notification of his death was obtained through the International Red Cross. His father, John Alexander Jones was killed on active service during the First World War. There are two sisters, Doreen (Mrs A. Minehan), and Mavis (Mrs S.Boxhall).

Jones, Robert Henry

Service Number T7562 Death Date 19/04/1943

Place of Death

Cause of Death

Burial Townsville War Cemetery


Jones William Gordon

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Place of Death

Cause of Death


Born Tasman Peninsular Tasmania to Albert Daniel and Sarah Ruth Annie Jones he was an orchardist at Premaydena when he enlisted in the AIF (Victoria) and was posted to the 2/33 Battalion. 

It was reported in “The Mercury 12 Nov 1942 he had been killed in action.

Jordan, Victor Keith

Service Number 498457 Death Date 13/05/1943

Place of Death Nhill Victoria

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Nhill War Cemetery

Victor Keith Jordan was born 28th. December 1923 at Lindsfarne Tasmania to Albert and Ada Jordan and before he joined the airforce his occupation was given as a Clerk

It was the 13th May 1943 when W2574 with a crew of five took off from Mt. Gambier on a training flight to Nhill.

For some reason the twin engined trainer crashed in fog just eight miles north east of Nhill killing all crew members instantly.  They were later buried at the Nhill cemetery.

Jordon, Eric

Service Number TX4381 Death Date 1/07/1942

Place of Death torpedoed transport Montevideo Maru

Cause of Death at sea


See Montevideo Maru

Jory, Richard William

Service Number TX5538 Death Date 23/10/1942

Place of Death Middle East

Cause of Death

Burial El Alamein War Cemetery

Born 2 Jan 1918 Zeehan Tasmania to William Arthur and Lucy Jane Jory (nee Clements)

he was living in Launceston with his grandmother Mary Rosina Jory and working as a Mill Hand when he enlisted in the AIF and was posted to 2/43 Battalion. 

He was killed in action in Egypt and is commemorated in the El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

Joseph, Aloysius Elias

Service Number TX5003 Death Date 12/02/1944

Place of Death POW Tamarkan Thailand

Cause of Death Dysentery

Burial Kanburi War Cemetery

Born 11 April 1908 Victoria Hospital Launceston to Peter and Lizzie Joseph (nee Kinnow)

Pte Joseph was a prisoner of war at Tamarkan Thailand where he died from dysentery.


Jubb Francis Allan

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Jubb, Francis Allen.jpg (6469 bytes)Born 13 Oct 1910 Staverton Tasmania to James Richard and Elsie Francis Jubb (nee Byard) he was a farmer at Mt Roland Tasmania when he enlisted in Queensland and was posted to the 2/12 Battalion. 

It was reported in “The Mercury” Hobart on the 11 Feb 1943 he had been killed in action in Papua. 

He is commemorated in the Soputa War Cemetery.


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