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Soldier profiles

Name : MARRIOTT, COLIN WILLIAM
Service Number : VX21704
Date of Birth : 15/02/1918
Place of Birth : BENTLEIGH, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 04/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BENTLEIGH, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MARRIOTT, LETITIA
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, NEW GUINEA, BORNEO
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 24/01/1946
Date Died : 21/03/1983
Age at Death : 65
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 6208872 [DIGITISED], Barcode 1637768 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of Letitia Marriott.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 9 inches, brown eyes, dark complexion, dark hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : scar above right ankle. Full time war service : A.I.F. 04/06/1940 to 24/01/1946 which included 2061 days active service (878 days within Australia & 852 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East area (embarked from Australia 08/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 21/03/1942), New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 25/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 10/02/1944) and Borneo area (embarked from Australia 16/03/1945, disembarked in Australia 12/01/1946). War badge no. 241186. Discharge certificate no. 486043 (replaced when lost by A403737).

Service record
04/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
07/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
07/06/1940 Appointed Group III Spec. Motor Transport Driver 6 shillings per day.
27/09/1940 Terminated pay 5 shillings per day.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
06/08/1941 Evacuated to 7 Australian General Hospital with Not Yet Determined (N.Y.D.) and transferred to X list.
11/08/1941 Discharged from 7 Australian General Hospital with lymphangitis left arm, struck off X list and returned to unit.
26/06/1941 Graded Group I Fitter.
20/11/1941 Relinquished Group I Fitter.
21/11/1941 Graded Group III Driver Mechanic.
04/12/1941 Relinquished Group III Driver Mechanic.
29/12/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
31/12/1941 Marched in ex 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
04/01/1942 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
06/01/1942 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion.
22/01/1942 Appointed Lance Corporal.
02/02/1942 Embarked Middle East on Shillong.
21/03/1942 Disembarked 4 Military District (South Australia).
27/03/1942 Evacuated to Camp Hospital Wayville 4 Military District (South Australia) with sprained ankle (result of motor transport accident).
28/03/1942 Discharged and returned to unit.
15/04/1942 Transferred to 2/6 Field Company 4 Military District (South Australia).
15/04/1942 Taken on strength ex 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
27/06/1942 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
29/06/1942 Taken on strength ex 2/6 Field Company 2 Military District (New South Wales).
01/07/1942 Promoted to acting Corporal.
28/12/1942 Rank of Corporal confirmed 5 Military District (Western Australia).
23/01/1943 Entrained for 3 Military District (Victoria).
28/01/1943 Marched in 3 Military District (Victoria) ex 5 Military District (Western Australia).
26/03/1943 Entrained for 1 Military District (Queensland).
30/03/1943 Evacuated to 2 Casualty Clearing Station.
30/03/1943 Evacuated to 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station with ulcerated mouth and transferred to X list.
05/04/1943 Discharged and returned to unit.
05/04/1943 Rejoined unit ex 2 Casualty Clearing Station and struck off X list.
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.T. Duntroon.
28/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
05/10/1943 Reverted to Private.
01/07/1943 Classified proficient and entitled to proficiency pay.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
10/02/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland.
02/05/1944 Evacuated to 5 Australian Camp Hospital with malaria.
04/05/1944 Evacuated from 5 Australian Camp Hospital to 2/2 Australian General Hospital with malaria (benign tertian).
15/05/1944 Discharged from 2/2 Australian General Hospital to 2 Australian Corps Rest Camp.
18/05/1944 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 2 Australian Corps Rest Camp.
16/03/1945 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 L.S.T.
10/10/1945 Transferred to 2/10 Infantry Battalion Balikpapan, Borneo.
10/10/1945 Taken on strength from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
29/12/1945 Transferred to holding strength Leave and Transit Depot Lines of Communication area (demob).
08/01/1946 Disembarked Brisbane, Queensland.
24/01/1946 Discharged, Victoria.