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Soldier profiles

Name : GEE, GEOFFREY ALAN
Service Number : VX23260
Date of Birth : 28/10/1903
Place of Birth : SHIRLEY, SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND
Known as : GEOFF
Occupation on Enlistment : NURSERYMAN FOREST COMMISSION (FOREMAN)
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BEECH FOREST, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : GEE, MARY
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : BUGLER, B? COMPANY
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 31/12/1942
Age at Death : 39
Community Roll of Honour : COLAC (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A11. A. 8. / 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) : 31/12/1942 / DYSENTERY / THANBYUZAYAT CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND, THANBYUZAYAT (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-0031 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6205564 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Death notice

Background : Son of Percy and Alice Gee; husband of Mary Margaret Gee, of Colac, Victoria, Australia. At enlistment : married, blue eyes, dark hair. Originally reinforcement for A Forrestry Company. Marks / scars : left side.

Service record.
06/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot, Caulfield.
09/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion, Puckapunyal.
26/06/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal Australian General Hospital with Influenza.
29/06/1940 Discharged to unit.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Port Tewfik, Suez.
26/06/1941 Evacuated to 1 Australian General Hospital with Dysentery & transferred to X list.
15/07/1941 Evacuated from 1 Australian General Hospital to 1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
04/08/1941 Discharged from 1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
04/08/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
14/08/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
24/10/1941 Next of kin change of address.
21/11/1941 Next of kin change of address.
16/12/1941 Evacuated to 2/1 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station & transferred to X list.
20/12/1941 Rejoined unit from 2/1 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station & struck off X list.
31/01/1942 Embarked Port Tewfik, Suez on H.M.T. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action.
30/04/1942 Reported missing believed prisoner of war.
31/12/1942 Died while in P.O.W. camp.
04/11/1943 Reported P.O.W.
22/12/1943 Reported interned in Thailand P.O.W. camp.