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Soldier profiles

Name : PORTER, OSCAR ALFRED
Service Number : VX18797
Date of Birth : 22/02/1918
Place of Birth : OAKLEIGH, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 29/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : UNKNOWN
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : PORTER, LYDIA
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : D COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 01/07/1941
Age at Death : 23
Community Roll of Honour : ELWOOD (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, SYRIA. JOINT GRAVE Q. 111-112. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : 01/07/1941 / ARTILLERY & MORTAR FIRE / FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
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 Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6209247 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Richard Earnest and Lydia Marjory Porter, of Elwood, Victoria, Australia.