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Soldier profiles

Name : HAMLING, LINDSAY CHARLES
Service Number : VX23141
Date of Birth : 07/03/1915
Place of Birth : CARLTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : FISHMONGER
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : RESERVOIR, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : HAMLING, CHARLES
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 : N/A
Date Died : 07/10/1943
Age at Death : 28
Community Roll of Honour : PRESTON (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A7. A. 6. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
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) : 07/10/1943 / DYSENTERY / 131 KILO CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 131 KILO (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
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 6227380 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32567807 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Charles Thomas Hamling and Isabella Hamling, of Reservoir, Victoria, Australia.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Brown eyes, dark hair. Marks / scars : mole between shoulder blades, small mole 2 inches above left clavicle, scar below left patella.

Service record
06/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
08/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
20/07/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal 4 Australian General Hospital, Seymour, Victoria with post vaccination reaction.
23/07/1940 Discharged to unit from Puckapunyal 4 Australian General Hospital, Seymour, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
04/08/1941 Evacuated to 2/1 Casualty Clearing Station with Sandfly fever.
09/08/1941 Discharged 2/1 Casualty Clearing Station and returned to unit.
09/08/1941 Rejoined unit from 2/1 Casualty Clearing Station.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
04/11/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
10/12/1943 Reported interned Thailand camp.
22/12/1943 Reported interned Thailand camp.
07/10/1943 Died of disease (dysentery) whilst prisoner of war interned Thailand camp.