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.
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.