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Soldier profiles

Name : PERSSON, FRANK MAURATZ
Service Number : VX55149
Date of Birth : 14/01/1900
Place of Birth : SWEDEN
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 07/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : MILDURA, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : PERSSON, ELSIE
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) : REINFORCEMENTS
Theatres of War :
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 01/11/1942
Date Died : 08/12/1975
Age at Death : 75
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 6119924 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Submitted story,   D_PERSSON_1.jpg,   D_PERSSON_2.jpg

Background : Husband of Elsie Maud Persson. He put his age as 14/01/1902 in order to be allowed to enlist.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : married. Fair hair. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 7 inches, blue eyes, medium complexion, grey hair. Marks / scars : girl tattoo inner right forearm; lifebuoy, sailing ship & flags tattoos inner left forearm; scar inner side left leg; birthmark behind right thigh; scars on knees. Full time war service : A.I.F. 07/05/1941 to 01/11/1942 which included 544 days active service (119 days within Australia & 425 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East area (embarked from Australia 03/09/1941, disembarked in Australia 17/07/1942. Discharge certificate no. 29243.

Service record
07/05/1941 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria.
10/05/1941 Granted leave without pay 10/05/1941 to 17/05/1941.
17/05/1941 Rejoined unit from leave without pay.
21/05/1941 Transferred from Recruit Reception Depot Royal Park, Victoria to Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
22/05/1941 Taken on strength Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
23/06/1941 Transferred from Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria to Pioneer Wing Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
08/07/1941 Transferred from Pioneer Wing Engineering Training Depot Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
03/09/1941 Embarked Sydney, New South Wales on H.M.T. GG. as reinforcements.
23/09/1941 Disembarked Middle East.
08/11/1941 Detached for special duty to Headquarters Australian Imperial Force (Middle East) from Pioneer Training Battalion.
12/01/1942 Graded A/Gp III specialist with Tug and Lighter Company Australia (see Australian War Memorial about this unit).
11/03/1942 Rejoined Pioneer Training Battalion.
18/03/1942 Detached for special duty.
17/07/1942 Disembarked Sydney, New South Wales on Clan Macauley.
17/07/1942 Marched into General Details Depot New South Wales Lines of Communication area.
14/08/1942 Marched into General Details Depot Sydney, New South Wales ex 12 Australian Convalescent Hospital.
15/08/1942 Marched out to Details Depot.
03/09/1942 Marched into General Details Depot Sydney, New South Wales ex 103 Australian Convalescent Depot Sydney, New South Wales as unfit.
18/09/1942 Marched out to General Details Depot, Victoria for discharge.
01/11/1942 Discharged Caulfield, Victoria.