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Soldier profiles

Name : LILLIS, ARTHUR GEORGE FRANCIS
Service Number : VX33273
Date of Birth : 13/10/1901
Place of Birth : MORWELL, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : FIREMAN
Date of Enlistment : 19/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : NORTH MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : LILLIS, JOHN 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
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 27/06/1941
Age at Death : 39
Community Roll of Honour : NORTH MELBOURNE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, SYRIA. P. 17. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : 27/06/1941 / SYRIA
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. Camps (details) : N/A
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : N/A
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 6224932 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32639981 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of John James Lillis and Hannah Elizabeth Lillis, of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia; husband of Catherine Ruth Lillis.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : widower. No previous military experience. Brown eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : tattoo left arm, tattoo right arm.

Service record
19/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
25/06/1940 Transferred to 3 Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
05/07/1940 Admitted R.G.H. Caulfield, Victoria with deafness left ear.
19/07/1940 Discharged to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital, Stonnington.
19/07/1940 Admitted to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital from R.G.H.
25/07/1940 Discharged to Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
18/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria from 3 Engineering Training Depot.
18/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion.
30/10/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
30/10/1940 Posted from Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria.
08/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
27/06/1941 Reported missing in action.
27/06/1941 Previously reported missing in action now reported killed in action.
27/06/1941 Previously reported missing in action and transferred to X list.
13/07/1941 Buried north by north east of Balate on ridge, grave marked with cairn of stones and helmet. Map ref 207164.
20/09/1941 Reburied in Grave no. P17 Damascus British War Cemetery.