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Soldier profiles

Name : FIELD, JAMES STEWART
Service Number : NX85810
Date of Birth : 21/12/1913
Place of Birth : AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Known as : JIM
Occupation on Enlistment : BRICKLAYER
Date of Enlistment : 26/01/1942
Locality on Enlistment : CROYDON, NSW
Place of Enlistment : PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin : FIELD, KATHLEEN
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : EASTERN COMMAND AUSTRALIAN ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS TRAINING DEPOT
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 27/10/1944
Date Died : 22/09/1994
Age at Death : 80
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 4622228 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Sydney Morning Herald Death Notice 24/09/1994,   N.S.W. 2/1 and 2/2 Pioneer News 11/1994 p4

Background : Husband of Kathleen Peace Field. Late of Greystanes.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. Cook in 4 Battalion Homebush (pre-war). 22 Medium Field Unit (pre-war) Melbourne, Victoria. At discharge : height 5 feet 6 inches, blue grey eyes, dark complexion, dark brown hair. Marks / scars : pigmented mole over sacroiliac joint. Full time war service : A.I.F. 26/01/1942 to 27/10/1944 which included 1006 days active service (657 days within Australia & 271 days overseas). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 25/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 20/04/1944). War badge no. A53991. Discharge certificate no. 54194.

Service record
26/01/1942 Marched in General Details Depot Sydney, New South Wales.
26/01/1942 Taken on strength Army Transport (or Trade) Training Depot Sydney, New South Wales.
09/02/1942 Marched out to Army Transport (or Trade) Training Depot Sydney, New South Wales.
23/02/1942 Taken on strength Eastern Command Australian Army Ordnance Corps Training Depot Liverpool, New South Wales ex Army Transport (or Trade) Training Depot.
23/02/1942 Transferred to Eastern Command Australian Army Ordnance Corps Training Depot
28/01/1942 Granted special leave without pay 28/01/1942 to 03/02/1942.
22/04/1942 Transferred to 1 Pioneer Training Battalion.
23/04/1942 Taken on strength 1 Pioneer Training Battalion Bathurst, New South Wales ex 2 Military District (New South Wales) Eastern Command Australian Army Ordnance Corps.
23/04/1942 Appointed Spec Grp I (bricklayer).
12/07/1942 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
14/07/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion 2 Military District (New South Wales) ex Pioneer Training Battalion.
23/01/1943 Entrained for 3 Military District (Victoria) from 5 Military District (Western Australia).
26/03/1943 Entrained for 1 Military District (Queensland) from 3 Military District (Victoria).
26/04/1943 Evacuated to 5 Australian General Hospital 1 Military District (Queensland) with Dengue fever and transferred to X list.
02/05/1943 Discharged to unit.
04/05/1943 Marched in 2/2 Pioneer Battalion ex 5 Australian General Hospital. Off X list.
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.T. Duntroon.
28/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
28/09/1943 Admitted 2/4 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station with malaria (benign tertian).
12/10/1943 Evacuated from 2/4 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station to 2/9 Australian General Hospital with anxious state and transferred to X list.
08/11/1943 Medical classification assessed as medically fit to carry out certain duties which require only limited medical fitness by medical board.
20/11/1943 Discharged 2/9 Australian General Hospital to New Guinea Details Depot.
28/01/1944 Taken on strength Headquarters New Guinea Force from New Guinea Details Depot.
15/04/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on S.S. Taroona.
17/04/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland for leave.
06/05/1944 Transferred to Rear Details Headquarters New Guinea Force.
06/05/1944 Taken on strength from Headquarters New Guinea Force.
18/05/1944 Admitted 113 Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales (anxiety state) whilst on leave and transferred to X list.
22/05/1944 Evacuated from 113 Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales to 114 Australian General Hospital New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
12/06/1944 Evacuated from 114 Australian General Hospital to 103 Australian Convalescent Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
05/07/1944 Discharged 103 Australian Convalescent Depot to New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
05/07/1944 Marched in ex 103 Australian Convalescent Depot. Resumed leave.
01/08/1944 Admitted to 113 Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales with Not Yet Diagnosed Neurosis (N.Y.D.N.).
12/09/1944 Medical classification assessed as Class D condition (N).
16/09/1944 Discharged 113 Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales with anxiety and hysteria to General Details Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
16/09/1944 Marched out to General Details Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area for discharge.
27/10/1944 Discharged being medically unfit for further military service.
23/11/1945 Gratuity checked.