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Soldier profiles

Name : FLINT, ALAN
Service Number : VX48246
Date of Birth : 17/11/1911
Place of Birth : SALE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 31/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : SALE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : FLINT, ALMA
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
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : N/A
Date Died : 17/06/1941
Age at Death : 29
Community Roll of Honour : SALE (VIC)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, SYRIA. M. 20. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
K.I.A. (date / details) : 17/06/1941 / FORT MERDJAYOUN (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 6130321 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32564834 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 175kB),   Past article (size 99kB),   Wedding photo approx. 1935-36 (A_FLINT_2)

Background : Son of Richard and Ellen Flint; husband of Alma Ivy Flint, of Dandenong, Victoria, Australia.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. 1930-1932 13/19 Light Horse previous military experience. Blue eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : scar left hip.

Service record
31/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
18/08/1940 Admitted Queens Memorial Infectious Diseases Fairfield Hospital, Victoria with Rubella and Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (U.R.T.I.).
22/08/1940 Discharged to Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria and admitted to Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria.
24/08/1940 Discharged to unit.
18/09/1940 Admitted Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria with pulmonary tuberculosis.
20/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria from Recruit Reception Depot.
04/10/1940 Discharged unfit - to be discharged from army.
10/01/1941 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
10/01/1941 Marched out on pre embarkation leave.
21/01/1941 Posted from Pioneer Training Battalion to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
10/03/1941 Evacuated to Casualty Clearing Station Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria.
10/03/1941 Admitted chronic mammities.
13/03/1941 Discharged to unit 5 Casualty Clearing Station Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria.
13/03/1941 Rejoined unit from Casualty Clearing Station.
08/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
17/06/1941 Reported missing in action and transferred to X list.
17/06/1941 Previously reported missing now reported killed in action overseas.
17/06/1941 Previously reported missing now reported killed in action.
26/06/1941 Buried 100 yards south of Fort Merdjayoun. Grave marked by cross.
09/09/1941 Reburied grave no. M20 Damascus British War Cemetery.