Background : Passed away at 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria. Cremated at Springvale, Victoria.
Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. 3 years Gunner British Expeditionary Force previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 3 inches, brown eyes, sallow complexion, brown hair. Marital status : married. Dependent children : 2 under 16 years old and 1 16 years & older. Marks / scars : many small scars over right shoulder. Full time war service : A.I.F. 06/06/1940 to 14/01/1946 which included 2049 days active service (76 days within Australia & 1668 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java areas (embarked from Australia 07/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 30/10/1945). War badge no. 156209. Discharge certificate no. 482897.
06/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
09/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
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.
19/01/1942 Transferred to 2/13 Australian Field Ambulance.
19/01/1942 Attached from 2/13 Australian Field Ambulance.
31/01/1942 Embarked Middle East on S.S. Orcades.
18/02/1942 Disembarked Batavia, Java.
07/03/1942 Reported missing in action, Java.
30/04/1942 Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Reported missing in action believed prisoner of war.
22/12/1943 Reported prisoner of war.
21/09/1945 Deplaned Labuan ex Singapore.
21/09/1945 Evacuated to 2/6 Australian General Hospital with nutritional oedema.
05/10/1945 Discharged 2/6 Australian General Hospital for air evacuation to Australia.
05/10/1945 Emplaned Labuan for Australia.
26/10/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria from ambulance train.
30/11/1945 Evacuated to General Details Depot, Victoria with malnutrition.
11/01/1946 Marched out to Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot.
11/01/1946 Marched in ex General Details Depot for discharge.
14/01/1946 Discharged Royal Park, Victoria.