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Bortolomeo (Bortolo) Flematti
Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 Nov 1903
Place of Birth Montagne, Italy
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Janet Flematti
Military Information
Reg Number W62978
Date of Enlistment 8 Jun 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th Australian Employment Company
Post War Details

Pre War

War Service

discharged 27 Sep 1945

Post War


During the period 1939 - 1945 some unit names changed more than once. In the case of Australian Employment Companies they were also known as Works Companies, Labour Companies, Labour Units, Labour Corps. For sake of consistency I have adopted the term Employment Company. The role they played did not change with title. They were established to ensure that the Australian Defence Force had a large force of soldiers dedicated to essential labouring tasks, providing the physical labour needed to maintain the war effort and support the fighting forces.

Of the total of 39 Companies, 11 were part or fully manned by non British citizens known then as 'aliens'. These alien companies were not issued with arms. The 12th Company was one of them, raised in WA but later moving to Queensland.

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