John Malcolm SPEARS

  • POW number: 135
  • Name: SPEARS, John Malcolm
  • Listed as: SPEAK
  • Age: 24
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: C Company 22nd Battalion
  • Place of birth: New South Wales
  • Place of capture: Kokopo Hospital
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • POW number: 135
  • Name: SPEARS, John Malcolm
  • Listed as: SPEAK
  • Age: 24
  • Rank: Soldier
  • Soldier type: Infantry
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Unit: C Company 22nd Battalion
  • Place of birth: New South Wales
  • Place of capture: Kokopo Hospital
  • Above information is a direct translation from the Japanese list. If incorrect we will not amend it.
  • Name: SPEARS, John Malcolm
  • Listed as: SPEAK
  • Age: 24
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Name: SPEARS, John Malcolm
  • Service number: VX19322
  • Presumed lost aboard the Montevideo Maru
  • Date of birth: 11-Sep-17
  • Service number: VX19322
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Date of birth: 11-Sep-17
  • Service number: VX19322
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Above information taken from the persons service record.
  • Internee number: 135
  • Occupation and special skills: n/a
  • Place of capture: Kokopo Hospital
  • Although this person's name does not appear on either the Japanese or the English list recently received by the National Archives of Australia. His service file indicates that his next of kin was notified of his death aboard the Montevideo Maru.
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This person can be viewed on the English list at page 41 and on the Japanese list at page 28.


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  • John Malcolm Spears POW Presumed dead aboard Montevideo sinking 23/04/2018

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