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Soldier profiles

Name : ALLEN, PATRICK JOSEPH
Service Number : NX88304
Date of Birth : 14/05/1916
Place of Birth : BANGALOW, NSW
Known as : PAT
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 12/02/1942
Locality on Enlistment : MURWILLUMBAH, NSW
Place of Enlistment : PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin : ALLEN, JAMES
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 9 PIONEER TRAINING BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : 18 PLATOON D COMPANY (DAEO, MOROTAI)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : BORNEO
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 08/04/1946
Date Died : 06/09/1982
Age at Death : 66
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 4644032 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of James William Allen. Brother of NX88308 Bernie Allen (2/2 Pioneer).

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : brown eyes, dark hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : birth mark left leg above knee.

Service record
12/02/1942 Marched into General Details Depot Sydney, New South Wales.
12/02/1942 Marched out to 9 Pioneer Training Battalion.
12/02/1942 Taken on strength 9 Pioneer Training Battalion Dubbo, New South Wales.
12/07/1942 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Bathurst, New South Wales.
14/07/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion New South Wales.
29/01/1943 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).
01/07/1943 Granted proficiency pay.
19/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland.
22/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
01/12/1943 Evacuated to 2/11 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station with Not Yet Determined (N.Y.D.) jaundice and transferred to X list.
04/12/1943 Evacuated from 2/11 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station to 2/5 Australian General Hospital New Guinea.
26/12/1943 Evacuated from 2/5 Australian General Hospital to 113 Australian Convalescent Depot.
16/01/1944 Discharged 113 Australian Convalescent Depot to unit.
16/01/1944 Taken on strength from 113 Australian Convalescent Depot.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
10/02/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland.
01/07/1944 Evacuated to 116 Australian General Hospital with otitis externa and transferred to X list.
10/08/1944 Discharged 116 Australian General Hospital to 16 Australian Personnel Staging Camp.
14/08/1944 Taken on strength from 16 Australian Personnel Staging Camp.
22/08/1944 Evacuated to 116 Australian General Hospital with otitis externa and transferred to X list.
25/08/1944 Evacuated from 116 Australian General Hospital Queensland to 113 Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales.
22/09/1944 Discharged 113 Australian General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales to General Details Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
09/10/1944 Taken on strength from General Details Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
14/03/1945 Embarked Cairns, Queensland on U.S.A.T. Sea Barb.
28/03/1945 Disembarked Morotai.
30/03/1945 Granted proficiency pay.
22/04/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Tarakan.
18/05/1945 Embarked Tarakan for return to Morotai.
19/06/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Balikpapan, Borneo on U.S.S. LST-395.
10/10/1945 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to 2/33 Infantry Battalion.
10/10/1945 Taken on strength from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Balikpapan, Borneo.
17/01/1946 Taken on holding strength General Details Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area (reposting).
17/01/1946 Embarked Balikpapan, Borneo on S.S. Amherst Victory.
25/01/1946 Disembarked Brisbane, Queensland.
08/04/1946 Discharged.