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Soldier profiles

Name : AGGETT, THOMAS ALFRED
Service Number : VX45799
Date of Birth : 16/08/1900
Place of Birth : ARARAT, VIC
Known as : TOM
Occupation on Enlistment : RAILWAY GUARD
Date of Enlistment : 15/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ARARAT, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : AGGETT, F
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : LANCE CORPORAL
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 : 20/12/1945
Date Died : 29/03/1971
Age at Death : 70
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
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) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0002 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6137574 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 368kB),   N.S.W. 2/1 and 2/2 Pioneer News 01/06/1958 p3

Background : Husband of F. A. Aggett. Repatriated to Australia on S.S. Tamaroa. Died at Ararat, Victoria. Buried at Ararat.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. Children : 4 under 16 years old. 2 years C.M.F. previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 8 inches, brown eyes, fair complexion, brown hair. Marital status : married. Dependent children : 1 16 years & older. Marks / scars : right side, right leg, burn scars left arm from biceps to wrist medial aspect. Full time war service : A.I.F. 15/07/1940 to 20/12/1945 which included 1985 days active service (65 days within Australia & 1654 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East & Java areas (embarked from Australia 07/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 16/10/1945). War badge no. 275723. Discharge certificate no. 480556.

Service record
15/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
22/07/1940 Transferred to 3rd Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
18/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion from 3rd Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
18/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria ex 3rd Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
01/02/1941 Transferred to 6 Training Battalion Darley Camp, Victoria.
01/02/1941 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Training Battalion.
28/02/1941 Transferred to Southern Command Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
28/02/1941 Transferred from 6 Training Battalion.
01/04/1941 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
02/04/1941 Posted from Engineering Training Depot 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 Middle East.
24/05/1941 Appointed Lance Corporal.
01/09/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion Middle East.
01/09/1941 Marched in.
02/10/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
04/10/1941 Taken on strength 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, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
13/07/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
04/11/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
10/12/1943 Reported interned Thailand camp and transferred to Thailand camp.
22/12/1943 Reported interned Thailand camp.
24/10/1945 Marched in General Details Depot, Victoria.
18/12/1945 Marched out to Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot.
19/12/1945 Marched in Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot, Victoria ex Leave and Transit Depot, Victoria.
20/12/1945 Discharged.