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Soldier profiles

Name : NANNUP, EDWARD
Service Number : WX14716
Date of Birth : 05/02/1906
Place of Birth : BELMONT, WA
Known as : TED
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 02/07/1941
Locality on Enlistment : KALAMUNDA, WA
Place of Enlistment : CLAREMONT, WA
Next of Kin : ROSE MARGARET
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 : 05/03/1942
Age at Death : 36
Community Roll of Honour : KALAMUNDA (WA)
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, SINGAPORE. COLUMN 138. / AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL COMMEMORATIVE AREA PANEL 73
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : 05/03/1942 / JAVA / PRESUMED KILLED
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 6470485 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Commonwealth War Graves Commission,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 1504kB),   Memorial at Stirk Park (Kalamunda,   Western Australia),   L_NANNUP_1.jpg,   L_NANNUP_2.jpg

Background : Son of Edward Pyes Nannup and Emily Nannup; husband of Rose Margaret Nannup, of West Perth, Western Australia. Grandfather of Lionel.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. Children : 2. No previous military experience. Dark brown eyes, dark hair. Marks / scars : scars on right chin and on nose. Operational service : Middle East and Java.

Service record
02/07/1941 Strength increase. Enlisted & taken on strength Western Command General Details Camp, Claremont, West Australia.
04/07/1941 Strength decrease. Transferred from Western Command General Details Camp, Claremont, West Australia to 3 Training Battalion Northam, West Australia.
04/07/1941 Transferred from Western Command General Details Camp, Claremont, West Australia.
23/07/1941 Transferred from 3 Training Battalion Northam, West Australia to Reinforcements 2/16 Battalion 1st Training Battalion Northam, West Australia.
23/07/1941 Transferred from Reinforcements 3 Training Battalion Northam, West Australia to 1 Training Battalion Northam, West Australia.
15/10/1941 Granted pre embarkation leave from 15/10/1941 to 21/10/1941 Northam, West Australia.
07/11/1941 Embarked Fremantle, Western Australia on U.S. Convoy 13.
24/11/1941 Disembarked Middle East to 2/16 Battalion Reinforcements.
20/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
21/01/1942 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 21 Infantry Training Battalion.
31/01/1942 Embarked Suez, Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Battle casualty. Missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
27/02/1946 Became missing and is for official purposes presumed dead 05/03/1942.