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Soldier profiles

Name : MILLER, JAMES MURRY
Service Number : VX14639
Date of Birth : 28/02/1917
Place of Birth : SEYMOUR, VIC
Known as : JIMMY
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 09/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : YARRAM, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MILLER, VERBENA
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE CORPORAL
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 : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 16/09/1944
Age at Death : 27
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 19. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
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) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 16/09/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / RAKUYO MARU AT SEA S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0062 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6228230 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32628779 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 1183kB)

Background : Son of Mr. and Mrs. V. Miller, of Albury, New South Wales.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Brown eyes, black hair. Marks / scars : tattoo mid chest ship in O Kia ord, left arm womens head on biceps, 2 warts one above the other left forearm, kangaroo right forearm.

Service record
09/05/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
16/05/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
06/08/1941 Appointed Lance Corporal.
11/10/1941 Reverted to Private.
29/07/1941 Evacuated to 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station with ? appendicitis.
12/08/1941 Evacuated from 2/3 Casualty Clearing Station to 2/4 Field Ambulance with Pyrexia of Unknown Origin (P.U.O.).
15/08/1941 Evacuated from 2/4 Field Ambulance to 1 Australian Corps Rest Station.
18/08/1941 Discharged 1 Australian Corps Rest Station to unit.
18/08/1941 Rejoined unit from 1 Australian Corps Rest Station.
30/10/1941 Evacuated to 2/1 Casualty Clearing Station with Amoebiasis and transferred to X list.
01/11/1941 Evacuated from 2/1 Casualty Clearing Station to 2 British Casualty Clearing Station.
02/11/1941 Evacuated from 2 British Casualty Clearing Station to 7 Australian General Hospital with Not Yet Determined (N.Y.D.).
02/01/1942 Discharged 7 Australian General Hospital and marched out to Pioneer Training Battalion.
02/01/1942 Marched in ex 7 Australian General Hospital.
18/01/1942 Marched out to 6 Australian Infantry Speciality Group.
18/01/1942 Marched in from Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
20/01/1942 Marched out to Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
20/01/1942 Marched in ex 6 Australian Infantry Speciality Group.
22/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
22/01/1942 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
13/03/1942 Promoted to Lance Corporal Blackforce.
30/04/1942 Battalion casualty. Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
17/09/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
01/07/1943 Appointed paid Lance Corporal.
04/11/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
22/12/1943 Reported interned Thailand camp.
26/04/1945 Reported missing believed deceased on or after 12/09/1944.
20/08/1945 Became missing 16/09/1944 and is for official purposes presumed dead.