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Soldier profiles

Name : ALLPORT, ARTHUR JAMES
Service Number : VX70978
Date of Birth : 13/05/1922
Place of Birth : PORT MELBOURNE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 06/01/1942
Locality on Enlistment : PORT MELBOURNE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : ALLPORT, GERTRUDE
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) : 2/1 PIONEER BATTALION, 2/9 INFANTRY BATTALION
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA, BORNEO
Actions : TARAKAN (BORNEO), BALIKPAPAN (BORNEO)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 29/01/1946
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) : 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 6116228 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of Gertrude Allport. Husband of Florence Joyce.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 8 inches, blue eyes, fresh complexion, brown hair. Marital status : married with 1 child over 16 years. Marks / scars : none. Full time war service : A.I.F. 06/01/1942 to 29/01/1946 which included 1485 days active service (885 days within Australia & 502 days overseas). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 25/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 10/02/1944), Borneo area (embarked from Australia 16/03/1945, disembarked in Australia 10/01/1946). War badge no. 240945. Discharge certificate no. 486651.

Service record
06/01/1942 Taken on strength General Details Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
12/01/1942 Transferred to 2 Training Battalion.
13/01/1942 Transferred into 2 Training Battalion Darley Camp, Victoria from General Details Depot.
22/01/1942 Evacuated to 108 Australian General Hospital.
23/01/1942 Rejoined unit from 108 Australian General Hospital.
27/01/1942 Transferred from 2 Training Battalion to 2/22 Infantry Battalion Reinforcements.
03/02/1942 Transferred from General Details Depot Caulfield, Victoria to 6 Training Battalion Dandenong, Victoria.
22/05/1942 Transferred from 6 Training Battalion and taken on strength 34 Training Battalion.
23/06/1942 Transferred from 34 Training Battalion to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
23/06/1942 Marched out to New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
23/06/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Wagga Wagga, New South Wales ex 34 Infantry Training Battalion.
23/01/1943 Entrained from 5 Military District (Western Australia) for 3 Military District (Victoria).
28/01/1943 Marched into 3 Military District (Victoria) ex 5 Military District (Western Australia).
26/03/1943 Entrained from 3 Military District (Victoria) for 1 Military District (Queensland).
01/07/1943 Class proficient and entitled to proficiency pay.
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.T. Duntroon.
28/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
10/02/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland.
15/03/1944 Evacuated to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with malaria from leave and transferred to X list.
30/03/1944 Discharged from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria to resume leave and struck off X list.
14/05/1944 Evacuated to 2/2 Australian General Hospital, Queensland with malaria (benign tertian) and transferred to X list.
26/05/1944 Evacuated from 2/2 Australian General Hospital to 2/1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
13/06/1944 Discharged from 2/1 Australian Convalescent Depot to 2 Australian Corps Reception Camp for return to unit.
15/06/1944 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 2 Australian Corps Reception Camp.
01/10/1944 Marital condition change of Florence Joyce Allport (wife) Brunswick, Victoria.
07/02/1945 Forfeited proficiency pay.
14/03/1945 Embarked Cairns, Queensland on U.S.A.T. Sea Barb.
28/03/1945 Disembarked Morotai.
22/04/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Tarakan.
18/05/1945 Embarked Tarakan for return to Morotai.
22/06/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Balikpapan, Borneo on U.S.S. LST.
07/08/1945 Granted proficiency pay.
10/10/1945 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to 2/1 Pioneer Battalion.
10/10/1945 Taken on strength 2/1 Pioneer Battalion.
03/12/1945 Transferred from 2/1 Pioneer Battalion to 2/9 Infantry Battalion.
03/12/1945 Taken on strength 2/9 Infantry Battalion.
01/01/1946 Transferred to holding strength Leave and Transit Depot Victoria Lines of Communication area.
10/01/1946 Disembarked Brisbane, Queensland.
13/01/1946 Marched in for disposal Leave and Transit Depot Camp Pell, Victoria.
29/01/1946 Discharged.