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Soldier profiles

Name : ALLINGHAM, ALFRED ARTHUR
Service Number : VX61975
Date of Birth : 06/09/1919
Place of Birth : CARLTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : PRESS HAND
Date of Enlistment : 19/08/1941
Locality on Enlistment : ABBOTSFORD, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : FITZGERALD
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 : 01/02/1946
Date Died : N/A
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) : 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-0003 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6109032 [DIGITISED], Barcode 478829 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 364kB),   Past article (size 888kB)

Background :

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 7 inches, brown eyes, dark complexion, dark hair. Marital status : single. Full time war service : A.I.F. 19/08/1941 to 01/02/1946 which included 1628 days active service (90 days within Australia & 1463 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java area (embarked from Australia 02/11/1941, disembarked in Australia 03/11/1945). War badge no. 276103. Discharge certificate no. 488844.

Service record
19/08/1941 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
27/08/1941 Transferred to Engineering Training Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
28/08/1941 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria to Engineering Training Depot Bonegilla, Victoria.
27/10/1941 Posted from Engineering Training Depot to 2/2 Pioneer Reinforcements.
02/11/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. L.L.) Convoy no. 13.
24/11/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
21/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
21/01/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from Pioneer Training Battalion.
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.
19/08/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
28/07/1943 Reported prisoner of war (Java).
15/08/1945 Granted proficiency pay.
18/10/1945 Embarked Singapore on Circassia.
03/11/1945 Disembarked Melbourne, Victoria.
17/12/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with injured left elbow.
18/12/1945 Discharged to Rockingham Convalescent Hospital Kew, Victoria.
03/01/1946 Loss of paybook Watsonia, Victoria. Award : dismissed.
07/01/1946 Marched out to Discharge Depot.
07/01/1946 Marched into Discharge Depot ex Leave and Transit Depot, Victoria.
01/02/1946 Discharged.