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Soldier profiles

Name : MALONE, THOMAS LOFTUS
Service Number : VX42437
Date of Birth : 01/07/1918
Place of Birth : RUBY, VIC
Known as : TOM
Occupation on Enlistment : FARMER
Date of Enlistment : 04/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : RUBY, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MALONE, MICHAEL
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, JAVA
Actions : DAMOUR (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 11/02/1946
Date Died : 06/06/1971
Age at Death : 52
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) : SINGAPORE
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0059 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6132623 [DIGITISED], Barcode 1037595 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 32138111 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Son of Mary Persis Malone and Michael Morris Malone. Died in Wangaratta, Victoria.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. 2 months previous military experience with 22nd Battalion Australian Military Forces. At discharge : height 5 feet 10 inches, brown eyes, fair complexion, brown hair. Marital status : single. Marks / scars : scar forehead. Medical : headaches and post operative weakness of back. Full time war service : 04/07/1940 to 11/02/1946 which included 2049 days active service (139 days within Australia & 1623 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java areas (embarked from Australia 07/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 25/09/1945). War badge no. 290801. Discharge certificate no. 491464.

Service record
04/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield Racecourse, Victoria.
10/07/1940 Transferred to 11th Australian Imperial Forces Depot Balcombe, Mt. Martha, Victoria from Recruit Reception Depot.
28/08/1940 Transferred to Australian Imperial Forces Training Depot Colac from 11 Recruit Training Depot.
28/08/1940 Transferred to 5th Australian Imperial Forces Depot Colac.
23/09/1940 Transferred to Australian Army Training Regiment Williamstown.
23/09/1940 Transferred from 2/2 Training Regiment.
02/12/1940 Posted to 4 Anti Tank Regiment Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
02/12/1940 Posted to 4 Anti Tank Regiment from Australian Army Training Regiment.
06/01/1941 Transferred 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
06/01/1941 Transferred from 4 Anti Tank Regiment 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.
12/06/1941 Evacuated to 7 Australian General Hospital with thrombosed piles and transferred to X list.
16/06/1941 Evacuated from 7 Australian General Hospital to 1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
23/06/1941 Discharged from 1 Australian Convalescent Depot and transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion Australian Imperial Forces.
23/06/1941 Marched in.
04/07/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
04/07/1941 Taken on strength 2/2 from Pioneer Training Battalion.
07/07/1941 Injured in action - snakebite.
07/08/1941 Evacuated to 7 Australian General Hospital with malaria and transferred to X list.
28/08/1941 Evacuated from 7 Australian General Hospital to 1 Australian Convalescent Depot with malaria (benign tertian).
15/09/1941 Discharged 1 Australian Convalescent Depot and transferred to Pioneer Training Battalion.
15/09/1941 Marched in ex 1 Australian Convalescent Depot.
07/11/1941 Marched out to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
10/11/1941 Taken on strength from Pioneer Training Battalion.
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 Battalion casualty. Reported missing in action, Java and transferred to X list.
01/10/1942 Previously reported missing in action now believed prisoner of war.
21/01/1944 Reported prisoner of war.
15/08/1945 Granted proficiency pay.
25/09/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria from ambulance train (for investigation).
27/09/1945 Discharged to General Details Depot Victoria Lines of Communication area.
27/09/1945 Marched in from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
01/11/1945 Marched in 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with sciatic headache.
13/12/1945 Discharged to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital, Victoria.
13/12/1945 Admitted from 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with herniated nucleus pulposus.
03/01/1946 Admitted from Stonnington Convalescent Hospital, Victoria with herniated nucleus pulposus.
05/01/1946 Evacuated to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with herniated nucleus pulposus.
07/01/1946 Evacuated to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital, Victoria with herniated nucleus pulposus.
07/01/1946 Admitted from 115 Australian Military Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with herniated nucleus pulposus.
30/01/1946 Evacuated to Stonnington Convalescent Hospital, Victoria with herniated nucleus pulposus.
30/01/1946 Evacuated to 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with herniated nucleus pulposus.
04/02/1946 Discharged prisoner or war wing Watsonia.
04/02/1946 Marched in ex 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
08/02/1946 Marched out to Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot.
08/02/1946 Marched in for discharge ex Leave and Transit Depot.
11/02/1946 Discharged.