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Soldier profiles

Name : ASHTON, ROBERT KENNETH
Service Number : NX34283
Date of Birth : 13/01/1920
Place of Birth : MILPERRA, NSW
Known as : KEN
Occupation on Enlistment : HOTEL STEWARD
Date of Enlistment : 17/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SOUTH WOY WOY, NSW
Place of Enlistment : PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin : ASHTON, ROBERT
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) : 2/3 PIONEER BATTALION, 2/1 AUSTRALIAN MACHINE GUN BATTALION
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA, BORNEO
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 30/11/1945
Date Died : 10/03/1972
Age at Death : 52
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) : 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 4929771 [DIGITISED], Barcode 8329460 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   NAOA_NX34283-P.jpg,   N.S.W. 2/1 and 2/2 Pioneer News vol.3 no.2 01/06/1958 p.3

Background : Husband of E. Ashton. Son of Robert George Ashton. At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 7.5 inches, hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, married. Marks / scars : left thumb, left side of head. Medical : Post traumatic headaches. Full time war service : A.I.F. (17/06/1940 to 30/11/1945) which included 1992 days active service (890 days within Australia & 436 days overseas). Operational service : Darwin 19/03/1941-09/11/1941. New Guinea, embarked from Australia 25/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 27/01/1944. Borneo, embarked from Australia 16/03/1945, disembarked in Australia 19/11/1945. War badge no. 149819. Discharge certificate no. 269521.