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Soldier profiles

Name : YEO, WILLIAM HERBERT
Service Number : NX56971
Date of Birth : 08/12/1915
Place of Birth : COONAMBLE, NSW
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 21/11/1941
Locality on Enlistment : COONAMBLE, NSW
Place of Enlistment : PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin : MOORE, PEGGY
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 : JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 09/05/1946
Date Died : 20/07/1989
Age at Death : 73
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : GULGONG GENERAL CEMETERY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. PORTION ANGLICAN, ROW D2.
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) : NAKOM PATON (THAILAND)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : NAKOM PATON (THAILAND)
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0096 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 4616100 [DIGITISED], Barcode 1036144 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_118855.jpg,   Headstone

Background : Enlisted 02/10/1941 with 2 Army Troops Company as a sapper. Discharged 23/11/1941 then joined A.I.F. At enlistment : single. At discharge : height 5 feet 11 inches, blue eyes, fair hair, fair complexion. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : scar front medial malleolus of right foot. Medical : tropical ulcer left foot with painful scar. Full time war service : A.I.F. (21/11/1941 to 09/05/1946) which included 1630 days active service (214 days within Australia & 1356 days overseas). Operational service : Malaya, embarked from Australia 30/01/1942, disembarked in Australia 16/10/1945. War badge no. 316476. Discharge certificate no. 439855. Prisoner of war no. 4755. Married Peggy Moore?

Service record
21/11/1941 Marched in to General Details Depot, Sydney, New South Wales.
21/11/1941 Taken on strength by 8 Training Battalion, Dubbo, New South Wales.
01/02/1941 Marched out to 8 Training Battalion.
03/12/1941 Granted pre embarkation leave from 03/12/1941 to 11/12/1941 inclusive in Dubbo.
10/01/1942 Embarked H.M.T. M.S. in Sydney.
30/01/1942 Embarked Fremantle, Western Australia on Marella.
February 1942 Disembarked at Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action then missing believed prisoner of war Java.
23/12/1943 Reported interned in Thailand P.O.W. camp.
15/08/1945 Granted proficiency pay from.
20/08/1945 Recovered from Japanese Thailand camp.
16/10/1945 Entrained Brisbane, Queensland.
17/10/1945 Detrained Sydney.
17/11/1945 Taken on holding strength by General Details Depot.
16/11/1945 Admitted 101 Australian Convalescent Depot, New South Wales.
13/02/1946 Evacuated to 113 (Concord) Australian General Hospital, New South Wales (painful tropical ulcer left foot).
20/04/1946 Discharged to 101 Australian Convalescent Depot.
08/05/1946 Discharged to Discharge Depot.
09/05/1946 Discharged.