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Soldier profiles

Name : CROFT, TERENCE MICHAEL
Service Number : 31081 (V83256, VP31978, VX39726)
Date of Birth : 21/10/1915
Place of Birth : COBURG, VIC
Known as : TERRY
Occupation on Enlistment : TAILOR
Date of Enlistment : 21/03/1940
Locality on Enlistment : WEST BRUNSWICK, VIC
Place of Enlistment : BROADMEADOWS, VIC
Next of Kin : CROFT, WINIFRED
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : WARRANT OFFICER CLASS 1
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : O.I.C. 1 PLATOON A COMPANY (JAVA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : TJILILITAN AERODROME (JAVA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 03/11/1961
Date Died : N/A
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND, NIIHAMA (JAPAN)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : JAPAN
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0020 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 31833938 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   A_COLLIE_46.jpg,   A_COLLIE_48.jpg,   NAOA_VX39726-D1.jpg,   NAOA_VX39726-D2.jpg,   Past article (size 240kB),   Past article (size 888kB),   Past article (size 1568kB)

Background : Related to VX15366 Frederick Crick (2/2 Pioneer). Arrived in Japan September 1944 aboard Bioki Maru. Recovered from Niihama Camp in Japan 12/09/1945. Repatriated to Australia on H.M.S. Speaker.