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Soldier profiles

Name : RAYMENT, KENNETH GEORGE
Service Number : VX25927
Date of Birth : 01/05/1920
Place of Birth : SURREY HILLS, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : CARPENTER
Date of Enlistment : 12/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SURREY HILLS, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : RAYMENT, JAMES
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 : 15/09/1944
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : LABUAN MEMORIAL, MALAYSIA. PANEL 20. / 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) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 15/09/1944 / PRESUMED DROWNED / RAKUYO MARU AT SEA S/W PACIFIC
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0072 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6227242 [DIGITISED], Barcode 21516199 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 1333kB)

Background : Son of James Arthur and Lilian Sarah Rayment, of Surrey Hills, Victoria.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Blue eyes, black hair. Marks / scars : scar left hand.

Service record
12/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
14/06/1940 Transferred to 3 & 4th Field? Training Brigade Geelong, Victoria from Recruit Reception Depot.
07/08/1940 Evacuated to Queenscliff Hospital.
10/08/1940 Rejoined unit from Queenscliff Hospital.
18/09/1940 Transferred to Anti Aircraft Training Regiment Williamstown, Victoria.
18/09/1940 Transferred from 3 & 4th Training Regiment to Anti Aircraft Training Regiment Williamstown, Victoria.
02/12/1940 Posted to 4 Anti Tank Regiment Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
02/12/1940 Posted to 4 Anti Tank Regiment from Anti Aircraft Training Regiment.
06/01/1941 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
06/01/1941 Transferred from 4 Anti Tank Regiment to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
21/01/1941 Admitted 7 Australian General Hospital with pediculosis pubis.
25/01/1941 Discharged fit 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 Middle East.
30/06/1941 Evacuated to 1 Australian General Hospital with dysentery and transferred to X list.
13/07/1941 Evacuated from 1 Australian General Hospital to 1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
28/07/1941 Discharged from 1 Australian Convalescent Depot and transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
28/07/1941 Marched in Pioneer Training Battalion from 1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
10/08/1941 Evacuated to 1 Australian General Hospital with dyspepsia.
16/08/1941 Discharged 1 Australian General Hospital.
24/08/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from Pioneer Training Battalion.
25/08/1941 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
18/09/1943 Previously reported missing in action believed prisoner of war now reported prisoner of war.
10/12/1943 Now reported interned Thailand camp.
22/12/1943 Transferred to Thailand camp.
12/09/1944 Now reported missing believed drowned on or after.
24/02/1945 Tokyo confirms above entry.
18/10/1945 Became missing on 15/09/1944 & is for official purposes presumed deceased.
27/11/1945 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.