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Soldier profiles

Name : TIVEY, EDWIN PETER
Service Number : VX15648
Date of Birth : 10/03/1909
Place of Birth : MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : STOCK EXCHANGE MELBOURNE
Date of Enlistment : 17/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : TIVEY, EDWIN
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : MAJOR
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/23 INFANTRY BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : ITALY
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 26/03/1943
Age at Death : 34
Community Roll of Honour : MELBOURNE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : BARI WAR CEMETERY, ITALY. 10. D. 10. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 51
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 26/03/1943 / ILLNESS / ITALY
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : YES
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : UNKNOWN
P.O.W. Camps (details) : UNKNOWN
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : UNKNOWN
Honours and Gallantry : Mentioned in Despatches (as Captain in 26th Brigade). London Gazette 30/12/1941, page 7358, position 136
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular,   Australian War Memorial Awards Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6203425 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : 2/2nd Pioneer in its early days, being mentioned in the Battalion history. He appears to have been the Lieutenant commanding 4 Platoon, B Company. Son of Major General E. Tivey, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., and Annie Bird Tivey, of Toorak, Victoria, Australia. Major General E. Tivey served as Captain and Major in South African War then 1914-18 World War commanded 8th Infantry Brigade A.I.F. and 5th Australian Division with honours C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. and 8 Mentioned In Despatches.