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Soldier profiles

Name : MILLIKEN, DAVID
Service Number : VX36188
Date of Birth : 23/02/1901
Place of Birth : GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
Known as : JOCK
Occupation on Enlistment : STEELWORKER
Date of Enlistment : 12/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : HAMPTON, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : MILLIKEN, 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) : B COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 28/09/1943
Age at Death : 42
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A3. A. 12. / 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) : 28/09/1943 / DYSENTERY, DEBILITY / 105 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 105 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6126515 [DIGITISED], Barcode 9299324 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   D_MILLIKEN_1.jpg,   D_MILLIKEN_2.jpg

Background : Son of Thomas and Annie Milliken; husband of Mary Milliken, of Hampton, Victoria, Australia. Father of Bob. Played bagpipes. Was piper in the Militia Victorian Scottish Regiment.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. Previous Militia military experience. Blue eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : scar above and below right eye, scar pigmented stain left elbow.

Service record
12/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
18/07/1940 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot to 3 Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
20/09/1940 Transferred from 3 Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria.
01/10/1940 Classified Group II Plumber.
01/01/1941 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
02/01/1941 Posted from 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
03/01/1941 Appointment Group II Spec terminated Puckapunyal, 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.
12/06/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion A.I.F.
12/06/1941 Marched into Pioneer Training Battalion.
04/07/1941 Marched out from Pioneer Training Battalion to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
04/07/1941 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion 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.
30/04/1942 Battalion casualty. Reported missing in action (Java) and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Previously reported missing in action now believed prisoner of war.
28/09/1943 Deceased whilst in prisoner of war Thailand camp.
04/11/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
22/12/1943 Reported interned in Thailand prisoner of war camp.