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Soldier profiles

Name : ALLCHIN, CYRIL ERNEST
Service Number : VX23229
Date of Birth : 24/02/1897
Place of Birth : LAURISTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : POULTRY FARMER
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NARRE WARREN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : ALLCHIN, MARION
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 : 21/12/1943
Age at Death : 46
Community Roll of Honour : KYNETON (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, SINGAPORE. COLUMN 137. / 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) : 21/12/1943 / BERIBERI / 83 KILO CAMP (THAILAND)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 83 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial Death Circular,   Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0002 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6226642 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 32342338 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Marian Allchin's grave [photo courtesy of BillionGraves]

Background : Enlisted with 24/02/1900 date of birth. Son of Thomas and Bessie Allchin, husband of Marian Allchin, of Frankston, Victoria, Australia, brother of E. Allchin (sister) (Army nursing), brother of Charles Allchin (Army), brother of Victor Allchin (Navy). Husband of Marian (born 09/07/1897, died 04/12/1986 Buderim Cemetery Maroochy Shire, Queensland). Cyril's name is on Marian's headstone.