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Soldier profiles

Name : UNKLES, ARTHUR ALLEN
Service Number : VX40177
Date of Birth : 05/05/1921
Place of Birth : PRAHRAN, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : CARPENTER
Date of Enlistment : 22/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : PORT FAIRY, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : UNKLES, A
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : A COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 21/06/1941
Age at Death : 20
Community Roll of Honour : PORT FAIRY (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : BEIRUT WAR CEMETERY, LEBANESE REPUBLIC. 4. G. 10. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 21/06/1941 / HOSPITAL IN BEIRUT, SYRIA
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : SYRIA
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 6138661 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Past article (size 180kB),   Past article (size 151kB)

Background : Son of Arthur Edward and Ellen Marr Unkles, of Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. Died of wounds while P.O.W. in hospital in Beirut, Syria.