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Soldier profiles

Name : ALLAN, DAVID
Service Number : VX56608
Date of Birth : 02/08/1898
Place of Birth : MOUNT EGERTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : MUNITIONS WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 28/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : MOONEE PONDS, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : ALLAN, OLIVE CLINTON
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) : 4TH OR 5TH REINFORCEMENTS, PIONEER TRAINING BATTALION, 9 WORKS COMPANY
Theatres of War : SYRIA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 24/10/1945
Date Died : 03/06/1961
Age at Death : 62
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
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) : 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 : NO
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6111104 [DIGITISED], Barcode 21175178 [OPEN], Barcode 21175179 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Headstone

Background : Full name is Rupert David Allan. Served in World War 1 as Private 3359 with 6 Battalion. Munitions worker (lathe worker, machinist). Enlisted with date of birth 02/08/1902. Transferred out of 2/2 Pioneers 16/02/1942.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 6.5 inches, blue eyes, fair complexion, brown hair. Marital status : married. Dependent children : 1 16 years & older. Marks / scars : tattoo heart left forearm. Full time war service : A.I.F. 28/05/1941 to 24/10/1945 which included 1611 days active service (1290 days within Australia & 150 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East area (embarked from Australia 02/11/1941, disembarked in Australia 31/03/1942). War badge no. A167394. Discharge certificate no. 288618.

Service record
28/05/1941 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
30/05/1941 Granted leave without pay 30/05/1941 to 05/06/1941 inclusive.
06/06/1941 Rejoined unit from leave without pay.
18/06/1941 Transferred to Engineering Training Depot (Pioneer Wing) Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
19/06/1941 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot.
23/06/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Wing Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
27/06/1941 Evacuated to Rehabilitation / Geriatric Hospital Caulfield, Victoria.
27/06/1941 Admitted with abdominal colic.
03/07/1941 Discharged to Recruit and Training Camp Caulfield, Victoria.
03/07/1941 Rejoined unit from Recruit and Training Camp.
03/07/1941 Transferred from Rehabilitation / Geriatric Hospital Caulfield, Victoria.
15/08/1941 Promoted to acting Corporal Bonegilla, Victoria.
26/08/1941 Promoted to acting Sergeant.
27/10/1941 Posted to Reinforcements 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Bonegilla, Victoria.
02/11/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. L.L.) Convoy 13.
02/11/1941 acting Company Sergeant Major Draft 4th and 5th Pioneer Reinforcements.
24/11/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
25/11/1941 Reverted to Private.
26/11/1941 Promoted to acting Corporal.
16/02/1942 Marched out to 2/1 Pioneer Battalion.
16/02/1942 Taken on strength.
16/02/1942 Reverted to Private.
20/02/1942 Promoted to acting Corporal.
12/03/1942 Embarked Middle East on U.S.S. West Point.
31/03/1942 Disembarked 4 Military District (South Australia).
04/06/1942 Reverted to Private.
25/07/1942 Transferred to 14 Australian Lab Company 1 Military District (Queensland).
25/07/1942 Marched in. Transferred from 2/1 Pioneer Battalion.
12/03/1943 Appointed Lance Corporal.
01/07/1943 Appointed paid Lance Corporal.
01/07/1943 Clarified proficient as from 01/07/1943.
04/07/1943 Attended Hygiene Inspectors Course.
14/07/1944 Medical Classification "B" constant pain - unfit service outside Australia.
02/11/1944 Transferred to 9 Australian Works Company.
02/11/1944 Transferred in from 14 Australian Works Company.
30/04/1945 Evacuated to 128 Australian General Hospital, Queensland with dyspepsia Not Yet Determined (N.Y.D.) and transferred to X list.
30/04/1945 Reverted to Private.
14/05/1945 Discharged 128 Australian General Hospital, Queensland to General Details Depot, Queensland.
15/05/1945 Rejoined unit from General Details Depot, Queensland.
16/05/1945 Appointed paid Lance Corporal.
01/06/1945 Marched out to New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
21/07/1945 Evacuated to 12 Australian Camp Hospital, New South Wales with infected chin.
24/07/1945 Discharged to unit.
11/10/1945 Transferred to Leave and Transit Depot, Victoria for discharge.
18/10/1945 Marched in for disposal.
22/10/1945 Marched in for discharge ex Leave and Transit Depot.
24/10/1945 Discharged.