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Soldier profiles

Name : ALLEN, JAMES BERNARD
Service Number : NX88308
Date of Birth : 03/04/1913
Place of Birth : BANGALOW, NSW
Known as : BERNIE
Occupation on Enlistment : FARM LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 12/02/1942
Locality on Enlistment : MULLUMBIMBY, NSW
Place of Enlistment : PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin : ALLEN, JAMES
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER 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 : 26/03/1946
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) : 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 4644036 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_090603.jpg

Background : Son of James William Allen. Brother of NX88304 Pat Allen (2/2 Pioneer). Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 6 feet blue eyes, fair complexion, brown hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : none. Full time war service : A.I.F. 12/02/1942 to 26/03/1946 which included 1504 days active service (930 days within Australia & 513 days overseas). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 25/07/1943 , disembarked in Australia 10/02/1944), Borneo area (embarked from Australia 10/03/1945 , disembarked in Australia 15/01/1946). War badge no. A294678. Discharge certificate no. 426501.

Service record
12/02/1942 Marched into General Details Depot Sydney, New South Wales.
13/02/1942 Marched out to 9 Pioneer Training Battalion.
13/02/1942 Taken on strength 9 Pioneer Training Battalion Dubbo, New South Wales.
12/07/1942 Transferred from 9 Pioneer Training Battalion to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Bathurst, New South Wales.
14/07/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
29/01/1943 Entrained for 3 Military District (Victoria).
26/03/1943 Entrained for 1 Military District (Queensland).
31/03/1943 Evacuated to 2 Casualty Clearing Station 1 Military District (Queensland).
05/04/1943 Evacuated to 2 Casualty Clearing Station.
06/04/1943 Rejoined unit ex 2 Casualty Clearing Station.
01/07/1943 Class proficient and entitled to proficiency pay.
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.T. Duntroon.
28/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
19/12/1943 Evacuated from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to III Casualty Clearing Station with malaria and transferred to X list.
31/12/1943 Discharged from III Casualty Clearing Station to 7 Division Rest Camp.
04/01/1944 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 7 Division Rest Camp.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
10/02/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland.
14/03/1945 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.
09/07/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Balikpapan, Borneo on U.S.S. LST-1018.
10/10/1945 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to 2/33 Infantry Battalion.
10/10/1945 Taken on strength 2/33 Infantry Battalion Balikpapan, Borneo.
04/01/1946 Transferred to holding strength Leave and Transit Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
26/03/1946 Discharged.