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Soldier profiles

Name : MORGAN, EDWARD CHARLES
Service Number : VX46153
Date of Birth : 22/05/1920
Place of Birth : NEWMERELLA, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 11/07/1940
Locality on Enlistment : ORBOST, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MORGAN, 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 : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 30/01/1946
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) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MOULMEIN (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
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 6137622 [DIGITISED], Barcode 478970 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 579kB)

Background : Repatriated to Australia on Moreton Bay.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 8 inches, hazel eyes, fair complexion, auburn hair. Marital status : single. Dependent children : 1 16 years & older. Full time war service : A.I.F. 11/07/1940 to 30/01/1946 which included 2030 days active service (92 days within Australia & 1729 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java areas (embarked from Australia 05/12/1941, disembarked in Australia 30/10/1945). War badge no. 241823. Discharge certificate no. 487624.

Service record
11/07/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
18/07/1940 Transferred to 15 Infantry Training Battalion Shepparton, Victoria.
04/10/1940 Admitted Camp Dressing Station with parotitis.
05/12/1940 Posted to 2nd Reinforcements 2/14 Battalion.
05/02/1941 Embarked MX 3 Port Melbourne, Victoria.
23/03/1941 Disembarked.
23/03/1941 Marched into 21 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
31/03/1941 Transferred to Headquarters 2/14 Battalion.
31/03/1941 Taken on strength from 21 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
15/09/1941 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
16/09/1941 Taken on strength from 2/14 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 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.
15/08/1945 Granted proficiency pay.
15/10/1945 Embarked Singapore on Moreton Bay.
30/10/1945 Disembarked Melbourne, Victoria.
30/10/1945 Marched into General Details Depot, Melbourne, Victoria ex Moreton Bay.
11/12/1945 Admitted 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with hookworm XXXX.
17/01/1946 Discharged to prisoner of war wing 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria with hookworm.
17/01/1946 Marched into General Details Depot ex 115 Australian General Hospital, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria.
29/01/1946 Marched into Australian Military Forces Discharge Depot for discharge ex Leave and Transit Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
30/01/1946 Discharged.