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Soldier profiles

Name : PETERSEN, ROY WALDEMA (PETERSON, ROY WALDAMAR)
Service Number : VX23133
Date of Birth : 04/02/1922
Place of Birth : HAMILTON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : PRESS HAND
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BROADMEADOWS, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : PETERSEN, H
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 : 03/06/1947
Date Died : 02/03/1982
Age at Death : 60
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : FAWKNER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. CREMATED REMAINS COLLECTED.
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 6227372 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Enlisted by stating date of birth was 04/02/1919.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 8.5 inches, blue eyes, fair complexion, fair hair. Marital status : single. Full time war service : A.I.F. 06/06/1940 to 03/06/1947 which included 2554 days active service (1067 days within Australia & 1167 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East area (embarked from Australia 08/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 30/03/1942), New Britain and Japan areas (embarked from Australia 21/11/1944, disembarked in Australia 08/02/1947). War badge no. 377433. Discharge certificate no. 582883.

Service record
06/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
09/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
21/08/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal 4 Australian General Hospital, Seymour, Victoria with constipation.
26/08/1940 Discharged to duty.
13/10/1940 Transferred to X list. Admitted Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria.
07/11/1940 Discharged from Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria fit to Recruit Reception Depot.
07/11/1940 Off X list. Returned to unit from Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria after discharge from Broadmeadows Convalescent Depot, Victoria.
27/11/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal 4 Australian General Hospital, Seymour, Victoria with thrombosis popliteal vein.
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.
12/06/1941 Transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
12/06/1941 Marched in.
27/06/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
28/06/1941 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
03/08/1941 Transferred to 2/9 Field Company Royal Australian Engineers.
16/10/1941 Evacuated to 2/5 Australian Field Ambulance with dysentery and transferred to X list.
11/03/1942 Embarked Middle East on U.S.S. West Point.
30/03/1942 Disembarked 4 Military District (South Australia).
01/05/1942 Granted home leave with pay as from 01/05/1942 to 10/05/1942 inclusive.
29/05/1942 Marched in Northern Territory Lines of Communication area and Queensland Lines of Communication area.
26/01/1943 Entrained for New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
02/02/1943 Marched in New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
03/02/1943 Granted home leave with pay as from 03/02/1943 to 21/02/1943 inclusive.
23/02/1943 Rejoined unit ex home leave.
11/03/1943 To hospital sick.
11/03/1943 Admitted 54 Camp Hospital with septic sore on thigh.
19/03/1943 Discharged.
19/03/1943 Rejoined unit ex 54 Camp Hospital.
20/03/1943 Admitted 54 Camp Hospital with septic leg.
08/04/1943 Discharged 54 Camp Hospital New South Wales Lines of Communication area (septic leg).
08/04/1943 Rejoined unit 2/9 Field Company ex 54 Camp Hospital.
11/04/1943 Transferred to 2/4 Australian Tank Workshop Company Bandiana Camp, Victoria Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Victoria Lines of Communication area.
13/04/1943 Transferred in from 2/9 Field Company Bandiana Camp, Victoria.
13/04/1943 Graded Group III Clerk.
07/01/1944 Transferred to 2/4 Base Workshops.
07/01/1944 Transferred in from 2/4 Australian Tank Workshop Company.
01/02/1944 Evacuated to 20 Camp Hospital Bandiana Camp, Victoria.
01/02/1944 Admitted 20 Camp Hospital Bandiana Camp, Victoria with diphtheria.
01/02/1944 Transferred to Queens Memorial Infectious Diseases Fairfield Hospital, Victoria with diphtheria.
01/02/1944 Admitted Queens Memorial Infectious Diseases Fairfield Hospital, Victoria with diphtheria.
07/02/1944 Discharged to 20 Convalescent Hospital Broadmeadows, Victoria.
07/02/1944 Admitted from Queens Memorial Infectious Diseases Fairfield Hospital, Victoria with tonsilitis.
10/02/1944 Rejoined unit from 20 Convalescent Hospital Broadmeadows, Victoria.
12/02/1944 Transferred out to 3 Australian Mechanised Equipment Workshop Bandiana Camp, Victoria.
12/02/1944 Transferred in from 2/4 Base Workshop.
24/04/1944 Marched out to Queensland Lines of Communication area.
14/09/1944 Appointed Lance Corporal (unpaid).
21/11/1944 Embarked Cairns, Queensland on Van Heutz.
25/11/1944 Disembarked Jacquinot Bay, New Britain.
13/01/1945 Graded Group III Tech Moreman?.
13/01/1945 Relinquished Group III Clerk.
25/01/1945 Graded Group III Clerk.
25/01/1945 Relinquished Group III Tech Moreman?.
22/10/1945 Transferred to 101 Brigade Workshops.
22/10/1945 Taken on strength from 3 Mechanised Equipment Workshop.
29/10/1945 Transferred to 1 Area Workshop.
10/12/1945 Embarked Rabaul, New Guinea on H.M.S. LST-419.
17/12/1945 Disembarked Morotai.