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Soldier profiles

Name : HUNT, ROBERT SYDNEY
Service Number : VX46770
Date of Birth : 10/05/1901
Place of Birth : BRIGHTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 22/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ST KILDA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : HUNT, BERTHA
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : ENGINE ARTIFICER HEADQUARTERS COMPANY (SYRIA)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 31/01/1946
Date Died : 16/03/1948
Age at Death : 46
Community Roll of Honour : BALLARAT (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) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0044 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6137883 [OPEN], Barcode 1516093 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   SLV_an005046.jpg

Background : Father of five children (including Marie). Served in Middle East / Java, missing in action 30/04/1942, confirmed P.O.W. July 1942, believed in Bicycle Camp, Java. 16/04/1942 Reported missing from P.O.W. along with VX8239 Kevin Young and VX31565 Corporal D. R. Anderson. Where they went is unknown. 03/02/1944 Hunt reported P.O.W. at Chungkai, Thailand. 20/08/1945 Recovered P.O.W. in Thailand. Discharged January 1946, deceased 16/03/1948 (killed by railway truck in Adelaide, South Australia freight yard). Believed to have had a badly scarred back from beatings received and missing a few fingers while a Japanese P.O.W.