Private James Nankivell Dare

Service number NX35628
Birth Date 1909-09-15
Birth Place Australia: Victoria
Death Date 1942-01-22
Death Place Malaya
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Private James Nankivell Dare enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 24 June 1940. After a period of training, he embarked for overseas service on in February 1941. Private Dare served with 2/19 Australian Infantry Battalion in Malaya. On 22 January 1942, as 2/19 Australian Infantry Battalion was withdrawing from the rapidly approaching Japanese forces, Private Dare became missing. He was later presumed to have been killed. Private Dare is commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Singapore.



Date of birth 15 September 1909
Date of death 22 January 1942