Cemetery plot location: B-04-01

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Classification: Unknown Soldier
Identification number: DD 135029
Surname: Unknown Japanese Soldier
Other names:
AKA (Also Known As): Unidentified Japanese Soldier
Name in kanji: Not recorded
Grave location: B-04-01
Date of birth: Not recorded
Place of birth: Not recorded
Private address:

Not recorded

Business address:

Not recorded

Military rank: Not recorded
Unit regimental number: Not recorded
Date of capture: Not recorded
Place of capture: Not recorded
Reason for internment: Not recorded
Camp interned: Not recorded
Date interned: Not recorded
Health condition on arrival: Not recorded
Trade or occupation: Not recorded
Length of residence in Australia: Not recorded
Date of entry: Not recorded
Port of disembarkation: Not recorded
Ship: Not recorded
Personal effects:

Not recorded

Religion: Not recorded
Nationality: Japanese
Marital status: Not recorded
Next of kin: Not recorded
Address of next of kin: Not recorded
Relationship to next of kin: Not recorded
Father’s name: Not recorded
Father’s occupation: Not recorded
Mother’s maiden name: Not recorded
Identification: Not recorded
Movement report:

Not recorded

Cause of death: Not recorded
Date of death: 1943-08-01
Cremation or burial: Burial
Date of burial: 1943-10-05
Place of first burial: Berrimah
Extra information:

According to Cowra local sources, it is most likely that this Unknown Soldier is that of a Japanese man found in the Northern Territory, mentioned in The Hidden Chapters: Untold Stories of Australians at War in the Pacific (Pagemasters, 1995,  p.144) by its author, Robert Piper. His body was found 23 kilometers from the mouth of the Daly River.

According the burial record index cards from the Office of Australian War Graves, this Unknown Soldier was buried in Berrimah. Although all Japanese airmen were buried at Berrimah, the evidence is inconclusive as to whether this soldier was an airman.

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