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Soldier profiles

Name : LINKLATER, STANLEY ROBERT
Service Number : VX40334
Date of Birth : 13/02/1920
Place of Birth : YARRAM, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 24/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : COBURG, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : LINKLATER, MARION
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, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 07/01/1946
Date Died : 30/04/1977
Age at Death : 57
Community Roll of Honour : RED CLIFFS (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
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) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : INDO/CHINA
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0053 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6125615 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 598kB),   Past article (size 241kB),   RED CLIFFS (VIC) Memorial plaque

Background : Son of Marion Linklater of Red Cliffs, Victoria. Brother of VX22679 Norman James Linklater (2/2 Pioneer Battalion)? At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 9 inches, blue eyes, red hair, fair complexion. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : appendix scar, scar left leg and scar right buttock. Full time war service : A.I.F. (24/06/1940 to 07/01/1946) which included 2024 days active service (88 days within Australia & 1649 days overseas). Operational service : Syria / Java area, embarked from Australia 07/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 11/10/1945. War badge no. 187375. Discharge certificate no. 481668.

Service record
24/06/1940 Taken on strength by R.R.D.
29/06/1940 Transferred to 10 Training Depot, Bendigo, Victoria.
21/09/1940 Transferred from 4 Training Battalion to 2/22 Training Battalion, Bendigo, Victoria.
09/10/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion, Puckapunyal Camp, Seymour, Victoria.
01/11/1940 Admitted 4 Australian General Hospital (post vaccination reaction).
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary.
04/05/1941 Disembarked at Port Tewfik, Suez.
19/06/1941 Evacuated 1 Australian General Hospital (wounded in action shrapnel wound right buttock) & transferred to "X" list.
22/07/1941 Discharged 1 Australian General Hospital & transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
14/08/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
15/08/1941 Taken on strength by 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle east on H.M.T. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked at Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action then missing believed prisoner of war Java.
11/10/1945 Disembarked in Australia after repatriated on M.V. Highland Chieftain.
18/10/1945 Marched in to General Details Depot from 115 (Heidelberg) Military Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.
03/11/1945 Granted proficiency pay as from 15/08/1945.
03/01/1946 Marched in for discharge.
07/01/1946 Discharged.