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Soldier profiles

Name : DONALD, JOHN KITCHENER
Service Number : VX21098
Date of Birth : 12/11/1916
Place of Birth : KILMORE, VIC
Known as : JACK
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 03/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ABBOTSFORD, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : DONALD, J
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
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
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 23/07/1942
Date Died : 02/02/2003
Age at Death : 86
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) : SYRIA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : UNKNOWN
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : SYRIA
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6215872 [DIGITISED], Barcode 1033903 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial

Background :

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single, blue eyes, fair complexion. Marks / scars : 3 moles on chest and pigmentation stain left bicep. At discharge : height 5 feet 9.5 inches, blue eyes, dark complexion, dark hair.

Service record
03/06/1940 Taken on strength.
07/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
12/08/1940 Appointed acting Lance Corporal Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
01/10/1940 Promoted to acting Corporal Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
27/03/1941 Evacuated to 5 Casualty Clearing Station Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria with abrasions.
27/03/1941 Admitted 5 Casualty Clearing Station Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria.
01/04/1941 Discharged to unit Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria.
01/04/1941 Rejoined unit from 5 Casualty Clearing Station Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Rank of Corporal confirmed.
08/04/1941 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 missing in action & transferred to X list Middle East.
17/06/1941 Previously reported missing in action now reported in hospital wounded in action (released P.O.W.).
17/06/1941 Wounded in action shrapnel wound in back and bullet wound to head.
19/06/1941 Now reported in hospital Syria (ex P.O.W.).
24/07/1941 Evacuated to 7 Australian General Hospital with gunshot wound.
17/09/1941 Evacuated from 7 Australian General Hospital to 2 Australian General Hospital with gunshot wound to head and hemiplegia epilepsy.
11/11/1941 Placed on Seriously Injured list with gunshot wound to head and hemiplegia epilepsy.
14/11/1941 Removed from Seriously Injured list.
07/11/1941 Medical class : Assessed as permanently unfit for service.
20/11/1941 Discharged 2 Australian General Hospital for return to Australia.
21/11/1941 Embarked Middle East to Australia on hospital ship S.S. Oranje medically unfit.
10/12/1941 Disembarked Melbourne, Victoria with gunshot wound right parietal brain.
10/12/1941 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
06/07/1942 Evacuated from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria to R. G. Hospital, Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria.
10/09/1942 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with Jacksonian epilepsy.
23/09/1942 Discharged.