The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Rowland
First Name:
Arthur John Charles
Rank:
Sergeant (Promoted on 26.3.1943)
Regimental #:
WX17293
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
16.10.1941
Discharged:
10.12.1945
DOB:
11.09.1920
Place of Birth:
West Norwood, England
Father's Name:
Jack Rowland
Mothers's Name:
Louisa Rowland
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Coach Builder and Blacksmith

General Description

Soldier received shotgun wound to right thigh on 11/2/1942 and was listed as missing in action. It is believed he escaped to Sumatra. Soldier was admitted to 2/12th Australia General Hospital at Colombo, Ceylon on 9/3/1942. Embarked on HMT Stirling Castle for Australia on 13/3/1942 and disembarked at Melbourne on 6/4/1942. Disembarked Fremantle from the British Ship Egra on 13/4/1942. On 13/3/1944 Taken on Strength with the 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion and joined the 1st Australian Machine Gun Training Company on 6/8/1944.

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