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Soldier profiles

Name : BLOSSETT, JACK ROBERT
Service Number : VX42331
Date of Birth : 02/02/1918
Place of Birth : WINDSOR, VIC
Known as : JACK
Occupation on Enlistment : ROAD WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 02/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : CORRYONG, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : BLOSSETT, GEO
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
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 04/03/1942
Age at Death : 24
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, SINGAPORE. COLUMN 138. / 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) : 04/03/1942 / JAVA / PRESUMED KILLED
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 B-JAVA-0009 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6132697 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32460872 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 1333kB)

Background : Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Blossett, of St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia. At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Grey eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : vaccination marks left arm and appendix scar.

Service record
02/07/1940 Taken on strength by Recruit Reception Depot.
10/07/1940 Transferred to 11 Australian Imperial Forces Depot, Mt. Martha.
17/09/1940 Transferred to Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
23/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion, Hamilton, Victoria.
30/10/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion, Puckapunyal Camp, Seymour, Victoria.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
04/05/1941 Disembarked at Port Tewfik, Suez.
24/07/1941 Promoted acting Corporal.
02/08/1941 Reverted to Private on own request.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked at Batavia, Java.
04/03/1942 Reported missing believed killed in action Java.