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Soldier profiles

Name : MCKINNIS, ROY
Service Number : VX22165
Date of Birth : 21/09/1911
Place of Birth : ARARAT, VIC
Known as : SCOTTIE
Occupation on Enlistment : TRUCK DRIVER & ENGINE WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 05/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ARARAT, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MCKINNIS, JOHN
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE 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, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 12/09/1944
Age at Death : 32
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 19. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
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) : 12/09/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / RAKUYO MARU AT SEA S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0057 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6207232 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 1183kB)

Background : Son of John Hector and Robina McKinnis, of Ararat, Victoria.