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Soldier profiles

Name : MCALPINE, JAMES HUGH
Service Number : VX17578
Date of Birth : 04/10/1916
Place of Birth : ELSTERNWICK, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : BOILER ATTENDANT
Date of Enlistment : 27/05/1940
Locality on Enlistment : MILDURA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MCALPINE, ROSE
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 :
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 25/08/1940
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 6212567 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of Rose McAlpine.

Service & personal summary At discharge : brown eyes, dark brown hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : scar over 1st left joint (? thumb).

Service record
27/05/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
29/05/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
29/07/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal 4 Australian General Hospital, Seymour, Victoria with post vaccination reaction.
01/08/1940 Discharged to unit.
05/08/1940 Admitted to Rehabilitation / Geriatric Hospital Caulfield, Victoria. Investigation abdominal pains.
06/08/1940 Transferred to X list. Admitted to Rehabilitation / Geriatric Hospital Caulfield, Victoria.
13/08/1940 Discharged from Rehabilitation / Geriatric Hospital Caulfield, Victoria to Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria.
13/08/1940 Admitted Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria with chronic gastritis P.T.E.
25/08/1940 Discharged.