World War 11 Casualties
Dennis James William
Born 4 Dec 1919 Perth Tasmania he enlisted in Hobart and was posted to the 2/40th Battalion. It was reported in The Mercury that Mr and Mrs Dennis had received advice that their son Pte James Dennis who was a prisoner of war is reported missing believed dead.
Unfortuntely he was one of the POW’s selected for transport to Japan to work in the factories there and was taken aboard the Tamahoko Maru which was sunk on the 24th June 1944. There were 267 Australians on board and only 73 survived.
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