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Soldier profiles

Name : HALL, GEORGE RUFUS
Service Number : VX58662
Date of Birth : 14/03/1902
Place of Birth : WANGARATTA, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BUILDERS LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 30/06/1941
Locality on Enlistment : WANGARATTA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : WATSON, FRANCES
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 : N/A
Date Died : 19/10/1943
Age at Death : 41
Community Roll of Honour : UNKNOWN
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, MYANMAR. A5. B. 3. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 72
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) : 19/10/1943 / TROPICAL ULCERS / 80 KILO CAMP (BURMA)
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MOULMEIN (BURMA), 80 KILO (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NO
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0036 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6133734 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32567632 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   G_THOMAS_1.jpg,   Death notice

Background : Son of William James Hall and Julia Hall. Next of kin Frances Watson (sister).

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. Blue eyes, brown hair. Marks / scars : small scar lateral left elbow, scar lateral right elbow, scar front left knee, mole below left scapula, scar back of neck, scar back of thumb.

Service record
30/06/1941 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
02/07/1941 Granted leave without pay 02/07/1941 TO 08/07/1941.
09/07/1941 Rejoined unit from leave without pay.
16/07/1941 Transferred to Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
17/07/1941 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
21/08/1941 Detached to 6 Training Battalion Headquarters Darley Camp, Victoria.
15/10/1941 Rejoined unit (Bonegilla, Victoria) from 6 Training Battalion.
29/10/1941 Posted to Reinforcements 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
02/11/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales Convoy no. 13 on H.M.T. L.L.
24/11/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
21/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Australian Pioneer Battalion.
21/01/1942 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
22/12/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
15/09/1945 Died of illness in Thailand whilst prisoner of war (tropical ulcers).
??/12/1945 Exhumed from Apalon Prisoner Of War Cemetery to Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar. A5 B. 3. by 34 Australian War Graves Unit.