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Soldier profiles

Name : PECK, MORRIS EDWARD
Service Number : VX55695
Date of Birth : 11/05/1906
Place of Birth : PORTLAND, VIC
Known as : TED
Occupation on Enlistment :
Date of Enlistment : 13/05/1941
Locality on Enlistment : GORAE WEST, VIC
Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC
Next of Kin : PECK, BERYL
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 : 30/11/1945
Date Died : 28/06/1989
Age at Death : 83
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : PORTLAND PUBLIC CEMETERY, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.
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) : 30 KILO (BURMA), THAILAND
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0069 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6122824 [NOT EXAMINED], Barcode 1033546 [OPEN]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   Past article (size 368kB),   Headstone,   2/2 Pioneers Newsletter 09/1989 p10

Background : Husband of Beryl. Father of Ron, Jeffrey, Kevin, Joy & Barbara. Ex Burma Railway P.O.W. Repatriated to Australia on S.S. Tamaroa. Mate of VX54175 Ron Phillips, VX56044 Murray Holmes and VX56044 Jack Lawley (all 2/2 Pioneers).