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Soldier profiles

Name : HOLMES, THOMAS MURRAY
Service Number : VX56044
Date of Birth : 28/12/1913
Place of Birth : HAMILTON, VIC
Known as : MURRAY
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 21/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : GORAE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : HOLMES, REGINALD
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, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 07/02/1946
Date Died : 01/08/1947
Age at Death : 33
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : PORTLAND PUBLIC CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. R.C. PLOT. SECTION B. GRAVE 42. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL UNKNOWN
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : 01/08/1947 / ILLNESS? / VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
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) : 30 KILO (BURMA), THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0042 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6110408 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone,   Past article (size 345kB),   Past article (size 172kB),   Past article (size 37kB),   Past article (size 71kB)

Background : Son of Reginald Stephen and Isabella Gertrude Holmes, of Portland. Repatriated to Australia on the M.V. Highland Brigade. Mate of VX54175 Ron Phillips, VX55695 Ted Peck and VX56044 Jack Lawley (all 2/2 Pioneers).