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Soldier profiles

Name : COY, COLIN PATRICK
Service Number : VX18531
Date of Birth : 18/11/1917
Place of Birth : SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SOUTH MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : COY, JAMES
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 : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN? (SYRIA), DAMOUR? (SYRIA), TJILILITAN? (JAVA), LLEWILIANG? (JAVA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 06/03/1942
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : SOUTH MELBOURNE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY, INDONESIA. 6. B. 11. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : 06/03/1942 / JAVA
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 : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0019 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204828 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of K. Parker],   K_NEWTON_2.jpg

Background : Son of James Patrick and Lily Coy, of South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Brown eyes, black hair. Marks / scars : scar left cheek.

Service record
29/05/1940 Taken on strength by R.R.D., Caulfield, Victoria.
30/05/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion, Puckapunyal Camp, Seymour, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
04/05/1941 Disembarked at Port Tewfik, Suez.
17/06/1941 Unofficially reported P.O.W. & transferred to "X" list.
18/07/1941 Rejoined unit & struck off "X" list (released P.O.W.).
07/10/1941 Evacuated 2/2 Field Ambulance (P.V.O.) & transferred to "X" list.
29/10/1941 Evacuated 2/2 Field Ambulance (malaria) to 1st Australian Corps Rest Station (1ACRS).
05/11/1941 Discharged from 1st Australian Corps Rest Station (clinical malaria unproven).
06/11/1941 Rejoined unit & struck off "X" list.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked at Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing believed killed in action Java.