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Soldier profiles

Name : PRENTICE, JAMES ARCHIBALD
Service Number : VX45933
Date of Birth : 02/10/1918
Place of Birth : SEA LAKE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : TRUCK DRIVER
Date of Enlistment : 16/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SEA LAKE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : PRENTICE, DAPHNE
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
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 27/06/1941
Age at Death : 22
Community Roll of Honour : SEA LAKE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, EGYPT. COLUMN 233 (SYRIA /LEBANON). / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : 27/06/1941 / SYRIA
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
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 Death Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6137711 [DIGITISED], Barcode 21515620 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of James Edward and Annie Florence Prentice; husband of Daphne Iris Prentice, of Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia.

Service & personal summary Blue eyes, brown hair.

Service record
16/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
22/07/1940 Transferred to 3rd Engineering Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
20/09/1940 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria from 3rd Engineering Training Depot.
30/12/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria from 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion.
31/12/1940 Posted from 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
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.
27/06/1941 Reported missing in action. Authority received from unit 30/06/1941.
27/06/1941 Reported missing in action.
27/06/1941 Reported missing in action and transferred to X list.
01/10/1941 Previously reported missing in action now reported killed in action. Authority received on memo from unit 23/09/1941. Previous casualty list reference no. 168.
03/10/1941 Previously reported missing in action now believed killed in action 27/06/1941.
08/10/1941 Previously reported missing in action now believed killed in action 27/06/1941.
06/01/1943 Now reported killed in action 27/06/1941.