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Soldier profiles

Name : ARKINSTALL, NEVILLE LANCE
Service Number : NX202353
Date of Birth : 25/09/1922
Place of Birth : LISMORE, NSW
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : SCHOOL TEACHER
Date of Enlistment : 18/09/1943
Locality on Enlistment : MULLUMBIMBY, NSW
Place of Enlistment : PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin : ARKINSTALL, GEORGE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : INFANTRY TRAINING BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : BORNEO, NEW GUINEA
Actions : TARAKAN (BORNEO), BALIKPAPAN (BORNEO), RABAUL (NEW GUINEA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 15/11/1946
Date Died : 08/05/1974
Age at Death : 51
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : TWEED HEADS LAWN AND GENERAL CEMETERY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. PORTION LAWN.
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) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 1010873 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Headstone

Background : Son of George Arkinstall. Husband of Delma Jan (died 11/01/1985 aged 51).

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. Previous military experience as Private in S.U.R. Bathurst unit as N275420. Blue eyes, sandy hair. Marks / scars : transverse scar inner aspect right forearm, oblique scar over base of right metacarpal, appendix scar (small superficial).

Service record
17/09/1943 Marched into Recruit Reception Depot Sydney, New South Wales.
22/09/1943 Special leave without pay from 0700 22/09/1943 to 0700 29/09/1943.
29/09/1943 Rejoined unit ex leave without pay.
05/10/1943 Marched out to Headquarters 3/5 Australian Infantry Training Brigade (Queensland Lines of Communication area).
06/10/1943 Marched from Recruit Reception Depot into 4 Australian Infantry Training Battalion Warwick, ???.
14/11/1943 Marched from 4 Australian Infantry Training Battalion into 15 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
25/11/1943 Marched from 15 Australian Infantry Training Battalion into 33 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
22/01/1944 Marched out to 1 Australian Infantry Special Group Number 7 Intake Intelligence Wing.
06/03/1944 Qualified at 1 Australian Infantry Special Group Intelligence Wing from 22/01/1944 to 06/03/1944.
06/03/1944 Marched from 1 Australian Infantry Special Group Number 7 Intake Intelligence Wing into 33 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
05/04/1944 Marched out from 33 Australian Infantry Training Battalion to Australian Training Centre (Jungle Warfare) Canungra, Queensland.
07/04/1944 Marched from 33 Australian Infantry Training Battalion to 4 Australian R. (Recruit?) Training Battalion.
30/05/1944 Marched from 4 Australian R. (Recruit?) Training Battalion to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
02/06/1944 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
03/10/1944 Graded GP II intelligence duties.
03/10/1944 Proficiency pay withdrawn.
16/03/1945 Embarked Cairns, Queensland on U.S.A.T. Sea Barb.
28/03/1945 Disembarked Morotai.
22/04/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Tarakan.
18/05/1945 Embarked Tarakan for return to Morotai.
23/06/1945 Embarked Morotai on U.S.S. LST-703 for service in Balikpapan, Borneo.
10/10/1945 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to 2/33 Infantry Battalion.
10/10/1945 Taken on strength 2/33 Infantry Battalion.
12/01/1946 Transferred to New Guinea Details Depot (reposting).
12/01/1946 Embarked Balikpapan, Borneo on S.S. Taos Victory.
23/01/1946 Disembarked Rabaul, New Guinea.
29/01/1946 Initially marched out to 29/46 Infantry Battalion (changed).
29/01/1946 Marched out to 37/52 Battalion.
29/01/1946 Transferred into 37/52 Battalion from 8 Military District (New Guinea).
21/04/1946 Transferred from 37/52 Battalion to 22 Australian Infantry Battalion Rabaul, New Guinea.
26/05/1946 Transferred from 22 Australian Infantry Battalion to 26 Infantry Battalion.
30/06/1946 Transferred to holding strength Recruit Reception Depot & General Details Depot 2 Military District (New South Wales).
30/06/1946 Embarked Rabaul, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
05/07/1946 Disembarked Sydney, New South Wales.
05/08/1946 Marched out to Recruit Reception Depot & General Details Depot Queensland for disposal by 1 Military District (Queensland).
06/08/1946 Marched into General Details Depot 1 Military District (Queensland) for disposal.
19/08/1946 Detached to Typing School 1 Military District (Queensland).
23/09/1946 Marched in for detachment to 1 Military District (Queensland) (Typing School).
26/09/1946 Marched in from Recruit Reception Depot & General Details Depot 1 Military District (Queensland).
08/11/1946 Transferred to Recruit Reception Depot & General Details Depot 1 Military District (Queensland) for discharge.
15/11/1946 Discharged.