Soldier profiles

Service Number : VX19910
Date of Birth : 09/04/1911
Place of Birth : BENDIGO, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 30/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : WINDSOR, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : JENKINS, JEAN
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 :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 21/12/1945
Date Died : N/A
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
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) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : SINGAPORE, THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0045 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6204733 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   B_SCHIRRMEYER_1.jpg,   Family at Luna Park,   Melbourne,   Victoria. Post war. Cliff Jenkins second in from the right. Daughter Michelle Jenkins (blonde girl sitting on left). Cliff's wife Jean standing directly behind Barbara Schirrmeyer (child sitting on right),   Front of message in a postcard style sent home,   Back of message in a postcard style sent home,   Minister of the Army notification of missing in action,   Advice of a broadcasted message sent by the Japanese,   Submitted story

Background : In hospital in Syria at time of death (08/07/1941) of VX19909 Eric John Phillips (2/2 Pioneer). Repatriated to Australia on the M.V. Highland Brigade. Husband of Jean. Father of Michelle. Uncle of Barbara. Letter exists that was received at home while he was P.O.W. to let Jean know that he was still alive. Jean said that Cliff told her 'They weren't all bad' (talking about the Japanese).