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Tasmanian World War 11 Casualties

Surnames V

Vaughan, Mervyn Thomas

Service Number 30201 Death Date 14/02/1945

Place of Death Mildura Victoria

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Mildura War Cemetery

Warrant Officer Mervyn Thomas Vaughan was born 24th December 1918 at Waratah Tasmania to Harold and Leila Vaughan and at the time of his enlistment his occupation was given as mill hand.  

On the 14th February 1945 the plane in which Warrant Officer Vaughan was part of the crew made a belly landing with the flaps up due to engine failure about two miles north of Mildura but if came down at high speed killing Warrant Officer Vaughan.  

He was later buried in the Mildura Cemetery.


Vincent, Donald Bruce

Service Number TX5826 Death Date 9/12/1943

Place of Death POW Thailand

Cause of Death Dysentery

Burial Kanburi War Cemetery

Advocate Burnie 9 May 1942


Mrs. A. Hill West Ulverstone, has received word that her son, Pte. Donald Bruce Vincent, has been reported missing while on active service in Singapore.

It was later reported that he was a prisoner of war and had died of dysentery.  He is commemorated in the Kanchanburi War Cemetery.

Viney, Cyril Charles

Service Number 408139 Death Date 27/08/1942

Place of Death North West Europe

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Dalfsen Overejssel Holland

viney 2.jpg (191760 bytes)Cyril Charles Viney was born at Margate Tasmania the son of Robert and Ruby Holyrod Viney (nee Johnston) on the 8 Mar 1915 at the Edinburgh Hospital, Hobart. 

Flt Sgt Cyril Viney was the pilot of Wellington Z1212 which was detailed to bomb Kassel Germany on the 27th August 1942.  Nothing was heard after takeoff and the plane did not return to base.  It was advised later than the plane was attacked by three night fighters over Holland the petrol tanks were damaged and the controls shot out and air bomber W.O. Munckton was the only one that had time to bail out before the plane crashed.

Viney, Cyril Gordon

Service Number TX5169 Death Date 25/11/1942

Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death Died from injuries

Burial Bomana War Cemetery

Cyril Viney died on the 25th of November 1942 in New Guinea and is buried in the Bomana War Cemetery

We would like to thank Clem Viney for the use of the following photo's


Viney, Donald Mathieson

Service Number CPO 12688 Death Date 1/03/1942

Place of Death HMAS Perth (ship lost)

Cause of Death Presumed Killed in Action




Donald Viney on the left



Born 18 Mar 1906 Esplanade Devonport West the son of Arthur Edward and Mary Mathison Viney (nee Briggs)

CPO Viney was lost on Mar 1 1942 when the Perth was sunk in the battle of the Sunda Strait

Photo courtesy Australian War Memorial

Viney, Lawrence Charles

Service Number TX5563 Death Date 14/11/1943

Place of Death POW Thailand

Cause of Death Beri Beri and dysentery

Burial Thanbyuzayat War Cem


Von Alwyn, Stacey Cuthbert

Service Number 252369 Death Date 9/01/1943

Place of Death Hamilton Victoria

Cause of Death Died of illness

Burial Hamilton War Cemetery

The Mercury 11 Jan 1943

F-Lt S. C. von Alwyn

F-Lt Stacey Cuthbert von Alwyn (33), son of Mr and Mrs J. A. von Alwyn, Launceston, died in a hospital in Victoria on Saturday after an operation.      

He joined the RAAF about two years ago. Formerly he represented MacRobertson's Pty. Ltd. in Northern Tasmania. He was a member of the Commercial Travellers' Association.  

F-Lt von Alwyn leaves a widow and one son. Mrs J. M. Gregory, Sydney, is his only sister.

Mr and Mrs J. A. von Alwyn left Launceston for the Mainland at the weekend.  

Voss, Daryl Frederick John

Service Number TX1032 Death Date 20/04/1941

Place of Death Greece

Cause of Death Died from wounds

Burial Athens Military Cemetery

The Mercury 7th May 1941

Mr. and and Mrs. J. Voss; of Wood- stock, Huon, have been advised that their eldest son, Daryl Voss, of the A.I.F., has been killed in action.

The Mercury 7 May 1941

Killed in Action

VOSS -Daryl A I F killed in action beloved eldest son of John and Clara Voss Woodstock. Huon

For King and Empire

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