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Soldier profiles

Name : GUILD, DOUGLAS DAVID
Service Number : VX15341
Date of Birth : 07/12/1916
Place of Birth : SEYMOUR, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : ARCHITECT
Date of Enlistment : 01/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ST KILDA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : GUILD, ELSIE
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CAPTAIN
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : O.I.C. 3 PLATOON A COMPANY (SYRIA), O.I.C. A COMPANY (JAVA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) : 31/07/1939 LIEUTENANT (PROVISIONAL), 02/05/1940 LIEUTENANT (2/2 PIONEER BATTALION), 13/10/1941 CAPTAIN (2/2 PIONEER BATTALION)
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : EL MALAKIYA (SYRIA), FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA), TJILILITAN (JAVA), LLEWILIANG (JAVA)
Wounded (date / details) : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 01/05/1942
Age at Death : 25
Community Roll of Honour : ST KILDA (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, SINGAPORE. COLUMN 137. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : 01/05/1942 / JAVA / PRESUMED KILLED
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 : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0035 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6220359 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_030390/09.jpg

Background : Son of Thomas Irvine Guild and Elsie Eleanor Guild, of St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia. Single on enlistment. Previous military experience : Senior Cadets 34 Fvt Company. 3 Div. Eng. (2 years). 30/10/1939 to 18/11/1939 Army School of Field Engineering (Liverpool). 11/09/1941 to 24/10/1941 School of Engineering (Middle East).

Service record
02/05/1940 To be Lieutenant 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
16/05/1940 Taken on strength 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.
17/06/1941 Reported wounded in action.
18/06/1941 Evacuated to 7 Australian General Hospital with gunshot wound right knee (fractured right tibia) and transferred to X list.
22/06/1941 Reported wounded in action with gunshot wound right knee. Date unknown.
02/07/1941 Evacuated from 7 Australian General Hospital to Australian Imperial Force Officers Hostel as convalescent (gunshot wound right knee and gastroenteritis).
09/07/1941 Discharged from Australian Imperial Force Officers Hostel and transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
10/07/1941 Marched in from Australian Imperial Force Officers Hostel.
24/07/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
11/09/1941 Attending Middle East School of Engineering.
17/09/1941 Change of next of kin.
13/10/1941 Appointed Captain.
20/10/1941 Qualified at Australian Imperial Force Middle East School of Military Engineering from 15/09/1941 to 18/10/1941.
24/10/1941 Rejoined unit from Australian Imperial Force Middle East School of Military Engineering
15/12/1941 Evacuated to 2/2 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station with influenza and transferred to X list.
18/12/1941 Discharged from 2/2 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station.
18/12/1941 Rejoined unit from 2/2 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station and struck off X list.
31/01/1942 Embarked Suez, Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
04/03/1942 Reported missing in action (Java) and transferred to X list.
04/03/1942 Is transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to the Permanent Supernumerary List (Australian Infantry).
07/03/1942 Missing believed killed in action.
01/05/1942 Missing and for official purposes presumed dead.