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Soldier profiles

Name : POWLESLAND, WILLIAM JOHN AUSTIN
Service Number : VX21627
Date of Birth : 27/10/1917
Place of Birth : RICHMOND, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : MILL WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 04/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : AUBURN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : POWLESLAND, A
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 7 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 : 02/07/1945
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 6216259 [DIGITISED], Barcode 9009834 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 7546030 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 7586625 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of Mary Elizabeth Powlesland. Married to Ailsa Doreen Powlesland.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. 2 months as Cadet at Hawthorn, Victoria previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 10 inches, blue eyes, fair complexion, fair hair. Marital status : married. Full time war service : A.I.F. 04/06/1940 to 02/07/1945 which included 1074 days active service (733 days within Australia). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 22/09/1944, disembarked in Australia 30/12/1944). Discharge certificate no. 172905.