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Soldier profiles

Name : MULLAN, THOMAS SMYTH
Service Number : WX17587
Date of Birth : 02/08/1921
Place of Birth : COTTESLOE, WA
Known as : JIM
Occupation on Enlistment : CASUAL WORKER
Date of Enlistment : 07/11/1941
Locality on Enlistment : HARRISMITH, WA
Place of Enlistment : CLAREMONT, WA
Next of Kin : MULLAN, ETHEL
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : PRIVATE
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/16 INFANTRY BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) : 10 PLATOON B COMPANY (DAEO, MOROTAI)
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : NEW GUINEA, BORNEO
Actions : TARAKAN (BORNEO), BALIKPAPAN (BORNEO)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 15/04/1946
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 6468024 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial,   AWM_090600.jpg

Background : Son of Ethel Violet Mullan.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. No previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 6 inches, blue eyes, fair complexion, brown hair. Marital status : single. Children : nil. Marks / scars : scar on shin Full time war service : A.I.F. 07/11/1941 to 15/04/1946 which included 1621 days active service (936 days within Australia & 527 days overseas). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 25/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 10/02/1944), Borneo area (embarked from Australia 16/03/1945, disembarked in Australia 04/02/1946). War badge no. 211833. Discharge certificate no. 506652.

Service record
07/11/1941 Enlisted and taken on strength Western Command General Details Camp Claremont, West Australia.
10/11/1941 Sick. Evacuated to 110 Australian General Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
15/11/1941 Rejoined unit. Marched in ex hospital.
25/11/1941 Transferred to 1 Training Battalion.
25/11/1941 Transferred to 1 Training Battalion Northam, West Australia from Western Command General Details Camp Claremont, West Australia.
27/11/1941 Transferred to Reinforcements 2/11 Battalion.
27/11/1941 Marched in from General Reinforcements Northam, West Australia.
10/12/1941 Granted pre embarkation leave.
14/01/1942 Evacuated to Northam Military Hospital.
14/01/1942 Admitted Northam Military Hospital with influenza.
19/01/1942 Rejoined unit (Recruit Training Battalion). Marched in ex Northam Military Hospital.
19/01/1942 Admitted Northam Military Hospital with influenza.
30/01/1942 Granted leave without pay and subs from 30/01/1942 to 05/02/1942.
23/02/1942 Detached to XXXXXXX forces.
28/03/1942 Transferred to No.1 Special Battalion Fremantle, West Australia.
28/03/1942 Transferred from Recruit Training Battalion.
21/05/1942 Leave without pay and subs from 0001 hours 21/05/1942 to 2359 hours 10/06/1942.
22/05/1942 Marched out from No.1 Special Battalion Fremantle, West Australia to Recruit Training Battalion Northam, West Australia.
22/06/1942 Marched into Recruit Training Battalion ex No.1 Special Battalion.
10/06/1942 Rejoined unit (Recruit Training Battalion Northam, West Australia) marched in with leave without pay (21 days).
13/06/1942 Detached XXXXXXXXXX.
23/08/1942 Transferred to 25 Australian Cavalry Training Squadron Northam, West Australia.
23/08/1942 Transferred ex 35 Recruit Training Battalion Northam, West Australia Australian Imperial Force.
08/09/1942 Leave marched out to seasonal leave without pay from 2359 hours 08/09/1942 to 2359 hours 07/01/1943 and transferred to X list.
12/11/1942 Leave marched in ex seasonal leave and off x list.
20/11/1942 Transferred to 35 Australian Infantry Training Battalion.
08/01/1943 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Northam, West Australia.
08/01/1943 Taken on strength ex 35 Australian Infantry Training Battalion 5 Military District (Western Australia).
26/01/1943 Entrained 5 Military District (Western Australia) for 3 Military District (Victoria).
03/03/1943 Admitted 107 Australian General Hospital Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria with acute appendicitis and transferred to X list.
07/03/1943 Transferred to Stonnington 3 Military District (Victoria).
17/03/1943 Admitted ex 107 Australian General Hospital.
26/03/1943 Transferred to 107 Australian Convalescent Depot 3 Military District (Victoria).
04/05/1943 Marched in 2/2 Pioneer Battalion ex Stonnington off x list.
01/07/1943 Granted proficiency pay.
25/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.T. Duntroon.
28/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
08/02/1944 Embarked Port Moresby, New Guinea on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
10/02/1944 Disembarked Townsville, Queensland.
09/05/1944 Evacuated to 2/14 Australian General Hospital, Queensland with ? malaria and transferred to X list.
12/05/1944 Discharged 2/14 Australian General Hospital with Pyrexia of Unknown Origin (P.U.O.) to 13 Australian Personnel Staging Camp, Queensland.
17/05/1944 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 13 Australian Personnel Staging Camp.
24/07/1944 Evacuated to 116 Australian General Hospital with Pyrexia of Unknown Origin (P.U.O.) ? malaria and transferred to X list.
31/07/1944 Discharged 116 Australian General Hospital to 16 Australian Personnel Staging Camp with No Appreciable Disease (N.A.D.).
31/07/1944 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 16 Australian Personnel Staging Camp.
29/12/1944 Evacuated to 116 Australian General Hospital, Queensland with urethral obstruction and transferred to X list.
31/12/1944 Evacuated from 116 Australian General Hospital to 2/2 Australian General Hospital, Queensland with Not Yet Determined (N.Y.D.) urethritis.
10/01/1945 Discharged 2/2 Australian General Hospital with sub acute prostatitis to 1 Australian Corps Reception Camp.
12/01/1945 Taken on strength 2/2 Pioneer Battalion from 1 Australian Corps Reception Camp.
16/03/1945 Embarked Cairns, Queensland on U.S.A.T. Sea Barb.
28/03/1945 Disembarked Morotai.
22/04/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Tarakan.
18/05/1945 Embarked Tarakan for return to Morotai.
23/06/1945 Embarked Morotai for service in Balikpapan, Borneo.
10/10/1945 Transferred from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion to 2/12 Infantry Battalion Balikpapan, Borneo.
10/10/1945 Taken on strength from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Balikpapan, Borneo.
20/11/1945 Transferred out to 2/16 Infantry Battalion Balikpapan, Borneo.
22/11/1945 Taken on strength 2/16 Infantry Battalion from 2/12 Infantry Battalion.
09/12/1945 Evacuated to 2/6 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station with malaria (benign tertian).
22/12/1945 Discharged 2/6 Field Ambulance Main Dressing Station Balikpapan, Borneo and rejoined unit.
22/01/1946 Transferred from 2/16 Infantry Battalion to West Australia Lines of Communication area for reposting.
22/01/1946 Embarked Makassar on H.M.A.S. Kanimbla.
04/02/1946 Disembarked Brisbane, Queensland.
04/02/1946 Admitted 102 Australian Military Hospital with urethritis.
14/02/1946 Discharged 102 Australian Military Hospital, Queensland to 1 Australian Personnel Staging Camp.
15/04/1946 Discharged, Victoria.