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Soldier profiles

Name : DWYER, ALBERT DESMOND
Service Number : VX107588
Date of Birth : 08/11/1917
Place of Birth : CARLTON, VIC
Known as : DES
Occupation on Enlistment : PASTRY COOK
Date of Enlistment : 15/07/1942
Locality on Enlistment : PORT MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : MOORA, WA
Next of Kin : DWYER, NELLIE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : BORNEO
Actions : TARAKAN (BORNEO), BALIKPAPAN (BORNEO)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 25/03/1946
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 6106134 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   2/2 Pioneers Newsletter 04/1988 p5

Background : Son of Nellie Dwyer.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. V67341 in 10 Australian Field Regiment. At discharge : height 5 feet 10 inches, blue eyes, fair complexion, light brown hair. Marks / scars : appendix scar, scar back of left knee. Full time war service : C.M.F. 06/01/1942 to 14/07/1942 & A.I.F. 15/07/1942 to 25/03/1946 which included 1540 days active service (1116 days within Australia & 326 days overseas). Operational service : Borneo area (embarked from Australia 16/03/1945, disembarked in Australia 04/02/1946). War badge no. 184426. Discharge certificate no. 500050.

Service record
03/05/1941 Camp from 3rd May vaccination 1 innoculation Mt. Martha.
07/05/1941 Received vaccination T.A.B. 1, T.E.T. 1.
28/05/1941 Received vaccination T.A.B. 2.
16/06/1941 Received vaccination T.A.B. 3, T.E.T. 2.
15/07/1941 Marched out on 3 days leave.
19/07/1941 Marched in from 3 days leave.
29/07/1942 Pay book no. 249277.
29/07/1942 Marched out camp Mt. Martha XXXXXXX completed.
06/01/1942 Marched out XXXXX XXXXX duty to 10 Field Regiment.
18/04/1942 Embarked 3 Military District (Victoria) on H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth for 5 Military District (Western Australia).
24/04/1942 Disembarked Fremantle, Western Australia.
03/07/1942 Admitted M.O.S. 30/06/1942 and discharged to unit XXXX right ankle.
15/07/1942 Enlisted as army number VX107588.
01/07/1943 Granted proficiency pay.
24/09/1943 Entrained for Victoria Lines of Communication area for XXXX to Royal Australian Artillery Training Centre Greta.
28/09/1943 Marched in to Victoria Lines of Communication area for leave.
27/10/1943 Marched out to unit ex leave.
30/10/1943 Detrained in New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
19/11/1943 Transferred to 7 Australian Infantry Training Brigade.
20/11/1943 Marched in ex 10 Australian Field Regiment, Queensland to 25 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
26/03/1944 Marched out to Australian Training Centre (Jungle Warfare) Canungra, Queensland.
28/03/1944 Marched in from 25 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
02/05/1944 Evacuated to 22 Convalescent Hospital with tenosynovitis.
07/05/1944 Discharged from 22 Convalescent Hospital and rejoined unit.
23/05/1944 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 2 Australian Recruit Training Battalion.
27/05/1944 Taken on strength from 2 Australian Recruit Training Battalion.
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.
24/10/1945 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to 2/45 Transport Platoon (2/108 A.S.T.).
24/10/1945 Transferred in from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Balikpapan, Borneo.
19/12/1945 Appointed Group 3 Driver Mechanic.
19/12/1945 Proficiency pay withdrawn.
25/01/1946 Transferred to Victoria General Details Depot for reposting.
25/03/1946 Discharged.