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Soldier profiles

Name : PYKE, GEORGE EDWARD
Service Number : WX31550
Date of Birth : 07/01/1923
Place of Birth : YORK, WA
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : STABLE HAND
Date of Enlistment : 09/09/1942
Locality on Enlistment : YORK, WA
Place of Enlistment : NORTHAM, WA
Next of Kin : PYKE, GEORGE
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 :
Actions :
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 13/02/1946
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 6377791 [DIGITISED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll

Background : Son of George Pyke.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. Enlisted 08/01/1942 at Claremont, Western Australia with 5 Garrison Battalion as Private W20897 previous military experience. At discharge : height 5 feet 10 inches, green eyes, fair complexion, fair hair. Marital status : single. Dependent : 1 16 years & older. Marks / scars : scar left shoulder, both scapulas, back. Full time war service : Australian 5 Garrison Battalion 08/01/1942 to 15/09/1942 & A.I.F. 16/09/1942 to 13/02/1946 which included 1498 days active service (1250 days within Australia & 152 days overseas). Operational service : New Guinea area (embarked from Australia 19/07/1943, disembarked in Australia 18/12/1943). War badge no. 221135. Discharge certificate no. 343356.

Service record
08/01/1942 Taken on strength 5 Garrison Battalion Swanbourne, Western Australia.
23/05/1942 Granted leave 5 days marched out 23/05/1942 marched in 28/05/1942.
04/08/1942 Transferred to G.R.'s Advance Reinforcement Depots.
09/09/1942 Transferred from 5 Garrison Battalion and Advance Reinforcement Depots to 35 Australian Infantry Training Battalion Northam, Western Australia.
16/09/1942 Allotted new army number enlisted Australian Imperial Forces WX31550.
12/12/1942 Transferred to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
12/12/1942 Taken on strength ex 35 Australian Infantry Training Battalion 5 Military District (Western Australia).
29/01/1943 Entrained for 3 Military District (Victoria).
26/03/1943 Entrained for Queensland Lines of Communication area.
29/03/1943 Detrained Queensland Lines of Communication area.
01/07/1943 Granted proficiency pay.
19/07/1943 Embarked Townsville, Queensland on H.M.A.T. Canberra.
22/07/1943 Disembarked Port Moresby, New Guinea.
23/12/1943 Evacuated from 2/2 Australian General Hospital to 116 Australian General Hospital.
04/01/1944 Evacuated from 116 Australian General Hospital to 2/12 Australian General Hospital.
06/01/1944 Evacuated from 2/12 Australian General Hospital to 1 Australian Orthopaedic Hospital.
15/11/1943 Hospital : Admitted 2/6 Field Ambulance (I.D.R.L.).
20/11/1943 Admitted to 2/5 Australian General Hospital with bilateral bites extremities? XXXX? XXXX?
18/12/1943 Discharged from 2/5 Australian General Hospital to mainland by sea.
20/01/1944 Medical classification assessed as 'B' medically fit to carry out certain duties which require a restricted medical fitness. By medical board.
21/01/1944 Discharged from 1 Australian Orthopaedic Hospital to General Details Depot, Queensland.
24/01/1944 Marched in from 1 Australian Orthopaedic Hospital to General Details Depot Brisbane, Queensland.
28/01/1944 Marched in ex 1 Australian Orthopaedic Hospital for 14 days ex New Guinea leave (leave approved by Allocation Officer).
31/01/1944 Marched in to Sydney, New South Wales ex Brisbane, Queensland.
06/02/1944 Marched in Leave and Transit Depot, Western Australia ex Eastern States for leave 14 days.
06/02/1944 Marched out to leave (due back 22/02/1944).
21/02/1944 Marched into General Details Depot ex unit.
24/02/1944 Admitted 110 Australian General Hospital, Perth, Western Australia with malaria (benign tertian).
28/02/1944 Hospital. Transferred from 110 Australian General Hospital, Perth, Western Australia to 118 Australian General Hospital with malaria (benign tertian).
28/02/1944 Hospital. Admitted to 118 Australian General Hospital from 110 Australian General Hospital, Perth, Western Australia with malaria (benign tertian).
28/02/1944 Discharged to 118 Australian General Hospital from 110 Australian General Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
10/03/1944 Discharged from 118 Australian General Hospital to General Details Depot with malaria (benign tertian).
10/03/1944 Marched in to General Details Depot ex 118 Australian General Hospital, Western Australia.
13/06/1944 Taken on strength Land Headquarters School of Mechanical Engineering from 2/2 Pioneer Battalion.
22/06/1944 Transferred out to 56 D.C.R.E. Albury, New South Wales.
14/07/1944 Detachment marched out to 106 Australian General Hospital.
13/02/1945 Serving with unit.
18/01/1946 Marched in General Details Depot, Western Australia for disposal.
22/01/1946 Marched out to 71 Australian Convalescent Hospital, Western Australia.
22/01/1946 Strength increase and taken on strength from General Details Depot, Western Australia.
10/02/1946 Strength decrease to Leave and Transit Depot for demob.
11/02/1946 Marched into Leave and Transit Depot ex unit for demob.
13/02/1946 Discharged.