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Soldier profiles

Name : MURDOCH, ANGUS
Service Number : VX26254
Date of Birth : 15/03/1921
Place of Birth : TRARALGON, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : SLAUGHTERMAN
Date of Enlistment : 17/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : YALLOURN, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MURDOCK, ESTHER
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
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 15/02/1946
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 6203132 [DIGITISED], Barcode 8831044 [OPEN], Barcode 8870702 [OPEN], Barcode 7596619 [OPEN], Barcode 8736755 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of Esther Murdoch.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 7 inches, blue eyes, fair complexion, brown hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : scar under chin. Full time war service : A.I.F. 17/06/1940 to 15/02/1946 which included 771 days active service (130 days within Australia & 347 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East area (embarked from Australia 08/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 30/10/1942). Discharge certificate no. 492774.

Service record
17/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
19/06/1940 Transferred to No. 6 Australian Imperial Forces Depot from Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
20/09/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion from 3 Engineering Training Depot Hamilton, Victoria.
09/10/1940 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria from 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion Hamilton, Victoria.
09/10/1940 Posted from 2/2 Pioneer Training Battalion.
07/04/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
12/04/1941 Evacuated to ship's hospital on H.M.S. Queen Mary (H.M.T. N.N.).
20/04/1941 Discharged to unit.
03/05/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
02/09/1941 Evacuated to 1 Australian Corps Rest Station.
09/09/1941 Discharged 1 Australian Corps Rest Station to unit.
09/09/1941 Rejoined unit from 1 Australian Corps Rest Station.