Robert Kerr (Jock) MCLAREN MC and Bar, MID

MCLAREN, Robert Kerr

Service Numbers: QX21058, Q61098
Enlisted: 12 March 1941
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Z Special Unit
Born: Kirkcaldy, Scotland, 27 April 1902
Home Town: Ashgrove, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stud Master
Died: Accident , Papua New Guinea , 3 March 1956, aged 53 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

12 Mar 1941: Involvement Captain, Q61098, Z Special Unit, also QX21058
12 Mar 1941: Involvement QX21058, also Q61098
12 Mar 1941: Enlisted
23 Apr 1941: Enlisted QX21058, Z Special Unit
23 Apr 1941: Enlisted Private, QX21058, Reception Camp, Marched into Exhibition Gardens
17 May 1941: Transferred Private, 1 Armoured Training Regiment, Tech Trade Pool MT Fitters Course E.C.
10 Jan 1942: Transferred Private, 2nd/10th Ordnance Workshop
10 Jan 1942: Embarked Private, QX21058, 2nd/10th Ordnance Workshop, Disembarked Singapore, via Batavia 26. 1. 1942.
2 Feb 1942: Involvement Private, QX21058, 2nd/10th Ordnance Workshop, Appointed Trade Group 1 Fitter
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Escaped and reported as on active service.
1 Jul 1943: Promoted Sergeant, Special List
1 Jan 1944: Promoted Lieutenant, Special List
15 Apr 1945: Promoted Captain, Special List
7 Jun 1945: Transferred Captain, Z Special Unit
10 Jun 1945: Embarked Captain, QX21058, Z Special Unit, Departed for service outside Australia, mandated territory.
12 Oct 1945: Honoured Military Cross, Coolness and Courage at Sotek on 30th June, 1945.
16 Nov 1945: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Distinguished Services South - West Pacific Area.
16 Nov 1945: Honoured Military Cross and bar, Outstanding Courage in the PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. JUNE 43, APRIL 45.
4 Dec 1945: Embarked Captain, QX21058, Z Special Unit, Disembarked from service outside Australian mandated territory.
14 Jan 1946: Discharged Captain, Z Special Unit
14 Jan 1946: Discharged QX21058, Z Special Unit

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