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Soldier profiles

Name : LINKLATER, NORMAN JAMES
Service Number : VX22679
Date of Birth : 25/03/1918
Place of Birth : YARRAM, VIC
Known as : NORM
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 05/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : RED CLIFFS, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : LINKLATER, MARION
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : A COMPANY
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 06/03/1942
Age at Death : 23
Community Roll of Honour : RED CLIFFS (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, SINGAPORE. COLUMN 138. / 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) : 06/03/1942 / JAVA / PRESUMED KILLED
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-0053 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6207277 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   RED CLIFFS (VIC) Memorial plaque

Background : Son of James Robert and Marion Matilda Linklater, of Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. Brother of VX40334 Stanley Robert Linklater (2/2 Pioneer Battalion)? At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Blue eyes, fair hair. Marks / scars : burn scar right ankle, horsehead tattoo right forearm.

Service record
05/06/1940 Taken on strength by R.R.D.
07/06/1940 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.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked at Batavia, Java.
06/03/1942 Reported missing in action Java.