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Soldier profiles

Name : BRODRIBB, JAMES EDWARD ERNEST
Service Number : VX37649
Date of Birth : 11/03/1918
Place of Birth : BAIRNSDALE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : CARDING WOOLLEN MILLS
Date of Enlistment : 25/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SALE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : BRODRIBB, MARGORY
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 : 12/08/1943
Age at Death : 25
Community Roll of Honour : SALE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A9. D. 3. / 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) : SYRIA, JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : 12/08/1943 / TROPICAL ULCERS, LEG AMPUTATION REACTION, MALNUTRITION / 80 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : 80 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-0011 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6139365 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 315kB),   Past article (size 175kB),   Past article (size 166kB),   Past article (size 106kB),   Past article (size 136kB),   Past article (size 70kB)

Background : Son of Arthur John and Marjorie Mabel Alice Brodribb, of Sale, Victoria, Australia. At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Blue eyes, fair hair. Marks / scars : appendix operation scar, scar on back of right hand.

Service record.
25/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
26/07/1940 Admitted Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria with Sore throat / Cough.
13/08/1940 Rejoined unit.
23/09/1940 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria.
30/10/1940 Admitted Hamilton Convalescent Depot, Victoria with Acute tonsillitis.
06/11/1940 Discharged to unit.
01/02/1941 Transferred to 6 Training Battalion.
28/02/1941 Transferred to S/C Engineers Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
21/03/1941 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria.
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.
17/06/1941 Reported missing in action & transferred to X list.
18/07/1941 Rejoined unit & struck off X list (released P.O.W.).
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 & transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action then missing believed prisoner of war.
12/08/1943 Died while in P.O.W. camp.