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Soldier profiles

Name : DUGGAN, JOHN CHARLES
Service Number : VX46100
Date of Birth : 06/09/1904
Place of Birth : ENSAY, VIC
Known as : JACK
Occupation on Enlistment : POWDER MONKEY
Date of Enlistment : 11/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ENSAY SOUTH, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : DUGGAN, M
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : 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 : 06/12/1945
Date Died : 05/08/1976
Age at Death : 71
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : ENSAY CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
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-0024 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6137369 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32137851 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone [photo courtesy of C. Judkins],   Headstone [photo courtesy of C. Judkins]

Background : Repatriated to Australia on the M.V. Highland Brigade.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 9 inches, brown eyes, fair complexion, dark hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : appendix scar, ulcers legs Full time war service : A.I.F. 11/07/1940 to 06/12/1945 which included 1995 days active service (46 days within Australia & 1659 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East & Java areas (embarked from Australia 07/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 21/10/1945). War badge no. 145435. Discharge certificate no. 314176.

Service record
11/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
18/07/1940 Transferred to 3rd Engineers Training Depot Dandenong, Victoria.
20/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria from 3rd Engineers Training Depot.
09/10/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria from 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria.
09/10/1940 Posted from 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, 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.
08/10/1941 Appointed Lance Corporal.
11/10/1941 Promoted to acting Corporal.
01/12/1941 Reverted to Private.
12/01/1942 Transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
12/01/1942 Marched into Pioneer Training Battalion ex 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Middle East.
21/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from Pioneer Training Battalion Middle East.
21/01/1942 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion.
22/01/1942 Promoted to Corporal.
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.
07/09/1942 Previously reported missing in action now believed prisoner of war.
18/09/1943 Prisoner of war (Java).
07/12/1943 Interned Thailand camp and transferred to Thailand camp.
22/12/1943 Interned Thailand camp.
06/10/1945 Embarked Singapore on M.V. Highland Brigade.
21/10/1945 Disembarked Melbourne, Victoria.
21/10/1945 Marched into General Details Depot, Victoria ex M.V. Highland Brigade.
29/11/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with hookworm.
30/11/1945 Evacuated to 50 Australian Convalescent Depot, Victoria from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
30/11/1945 Admitted 50 Australian Convalescent Depot, Victoria from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
03/12/1945 Discharged to General Details Depot, Victoria from 50 Australian Convalescent Depot, Victoria.
03/12/1945 Marched into General Details Depot, Victoria ex 50 Australian Convalescent Depot, Victoria.
05/12/1945 Marched out to Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot, Victoria.
05/12/1945 Marched into Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot, Victoria ex Leave and Transit Depot, Victoria.
06/12/1945 Discharged Royal Park, Victoria.