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Raised in October 1939 in Western Australia, and consisting primarily of men who had served during WW 1, the 5th Garrison Battalion was responsible for coastal defence. The 5th Garrison Battalion was responsible for the Fremantle/Perth area, land based batteries at Swanbourne and Arthurs Head, Fremantle. The battalion had its headquarters in Swanbourne. From 19 April until November the 5th Garrison battalion had also assumed responsibility for the coastal guns on Rottnest Island, but the unit was disbanded in late 1944 as the threat to WA was reduced as a result of military success to the north.
 
Raised in October 1939 in Western Australia, and consisting primarily of men who had served during WW 1, the 5th Garrison Battalion was responsible for coastal defence. The 5th Garrison Battalion was responsible for the Fremantle/Perth area, land based batteries at Swanbourne and Arthurs Head, Fremantle. The battalion had its headquarters in Swanbourne. From 19 April until November the 5th Garrison battalion had also assumed responsibility for the coastal guns on Rottnest Island, but the unit was disbanded in late 1944 as the threat to WA was reduced as a result of military success to the north.
  
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Eight servicemen died while a member of this unit, one accidentally, and seven from illness.
  
 
===Battalion personnel===
 
===Battalion personnel===
 
 
*[[Walter David Francis Kerridge]] 22 Nov 1939 - 29 Jan 1941
 
*[[Walter David Francis Kerridge]] 22 Nov 1939 - 29 Jan 1941
BRIGGS, FRANCIS THOMAS
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*BRIGGS, FRANCIS THOMAS
CLARKE, ARTHUR
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*CLARKE, ARTHUR
CORNELL, LANCE WILLIAM
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*CORNELL, LANCE WILLIAM
CROOK, ARTHUR WILLIAM
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*CROOK, ARTHUR WILLIAM
DEMASSON, STANLEY GORDON
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*DEMASSON, STANLEY GORDON
GALE, EDGAR
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*GALE, EDGAR
GILMOUR, KENNETH WILLIAM
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*GILMOUR, KENNETH WILLIAM
GORDON, JOHN
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*GORDON, JOHN
KERRIDGE, WALTER DAVID
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*KERRIDGE, WALTER DAVID
MARSH, CLAUDE ROBERT
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*MARSH, CLAUDE ROBERT
THATCHER, FREDRICK MARK
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*THATCHER, FREDRICK MARK
  
  

Revision as of 01:22, 1 August 2020

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Brief History

Raised in October 1939 in Western Australia, and consisting primarily of men who had served during WW 1, the 5th Garrison Battalion was responsible for coastal defence. The 5th Garrison Battalion was responsible for the Fremantle/Perth area, land based batteries at Swanbourne and Arthurs Head, Fremantle. The battalion had its headquarters in Swanbourne. From 19 April until November the 5th Garrison battalion had also assumed responsibility for the coastal guns on Rottnest Island, but the unit was disbanded in late 1944 as the threat to WA was reduced as a result of military success to the north.

Eight servicemen died while a member of this unit, one accidentally, and seven from illness.

Battalion personnel

  • Walter David Francis Kerridge 22 Nov 1939 - 29 Jan 1941
  • BRIGGS, FRANCIS THOMAS
  • CLARKE, ARTHUR
  • CORNELL, LANCE WILLIAM
  • CROOK, ARTHUR WILLIAM
  • DEMASSON, STANLEY GORDON
  • GALE, EDGAR
  • GILMOUR, KENNETH WILLIAM
  • GORDON, JOHN
  • KERRIDGE, WALTER DAVID
  • MARSH, CLAUDE ROBERT
  • THATCHER, FREDRICK MARK


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