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Soldier profiles

Name : MAHONY, ERIC JAMES
Service Number : QX49326 (Q145317)
Date of Birth : 17/02/1924
Place of Birth : BRISBANE, QLD
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : APPRENTICE BOOKBINDER
Date of Enlistment : 13/02/1943
Locality on Enlistment : ANNERLEY, QLD
Place of Enlistment : TENTERFIELD, NSW
Next of Kin : MAHONY, JOHN FRANCIS
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/33 INFANTRY BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) : 10/10/1945 TRANSFERRED TO 2/33 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA, BORNEO
Actions : TARAKAN (BORNEO), BALIKPAPAN (BORNEO)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 18/01/1946
Date Died : ??/??/1947
Age at Death : 23?
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 4907325 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   In memoriam (The Courier-Mail 08/02/1950)

Background : Son of John Francis Mahony.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 5.5 inches, blue eyes, fresh complexion, fair hair. Marital status : single. Children : 1 16 years & older. Marks / scars : left forearm. Full time war service : C.M.F. 16/04/1942 to 12/02/1943 & A.I.F. 13/02/1943 to 18/01/1946 which included 1374 days active service (872 days within Australia & 502 days overseas). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 25/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 10/02/1944), Borneo area (embarked from Australia 16/03/1945, disembarked in Australia 10/01/1946). War badge no. A253858. Discharge certificate no. 353189.

Service record
16/04/1942 Marched in General Details Depot Brisbane, Queensland.
30/04/1942 Marched in taken on strength ex Western Command General Details Depot.
17/03/1942 On Royal Australian Air Force Reserve.
04/07/1942 Leave without pay 04/07/1942 to 05/07/1942 inclusive.
09/11/1942 Sick to Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales.
13/11/1942 Returned from Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales.
30/01/1943 Evacuated to 77 Australian Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales with scabies.
02/02/1943 Returned from 77 Australian Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales.
13/02/1943 Transferred to Australian Imperial Force & change of army number Tenterfield, New South Wales.
21/02/1943 Evacuated to 77 Australian Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales with scabies.
26/02/1943 Rejoined unit from 77 Australian Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales.
11/03/1943 Evacuated 77 Australian Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales with haemorrhoids.
15/03/1943 Rejoined unit from 77 Australian Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales.
21/03/1943 Evacuated to 77 Australian Convalescent Hospital Tenterfield, New South Wales.
03/04/1943 Marched in ex Queensland Lines of Communication area General Details Depot ex 2/12 Australian General Hospital Greta, New South Wales.
06/07/1943 Marched out to 16 Australian Personnel Staging Camp for onward movement to 1 Advance Reinforcement Depot Queensland Lines of Communication area.
19/07/1943 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion ex 16 Australian Personnel Staging Camp.
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.T. Duntroon.
28/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
05/10/1943 Unit written to requesting marched in.
18/12/1943 Granted proficiency pay.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
10/02/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland.
08/02/1945 Forfeited proficiency pay.
12/02/1945 Graded Group 3 Gunlayer.
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.
22/06/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Balikpapan, Borneo on U.S.S. LST-452.
10/10/1945 Transferred to 2/33 Infantry Battalion.
10/10/1945 Taken on strength from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
01/01/1946 Transferred to holding strength Leave and Transit Depot Queensland Lines of Communication area (demob).
01/01/1946 Embarked Balikpapan, Borneo on S.S. Stamford Victory.
10/01/1946 Disembarked Brisbane, Queensland.
12/01/1946 Taken on holding strength from 2/33 Infantry Battalion for discharge.
18/01/1946 Discharged.