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Soldier profiles

Name : MORRIS, CHARLES LEWIS
Service Number : VX23177
Date of Birth : 14/02/1900
Place of Birth : CREWE, ENGLAND
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : GARDENER, CHAUFFER
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : PASCOE VALE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MORRIS, HILDA
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/13 FIELD AMBULANCE
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 14/01/1946
Date Died : 12/02/1973
Age at Death : 72
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) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MALAYA
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : MALAYA
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0063 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6228142 [DIGITISED], Barcode 32339650 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial

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.

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.
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.