Clifford Lawrence Braidwood McWhirter

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Clifford Lawrence Braidwood McWhirter
Personal Information
Date of Birth 1 Jul 1925
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 19 Apr 2020, aged 90
Place of Death Merriwa, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 17 years old
Description 5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; ; sallow complexion ; green eyes ; brown hair
Occupation student
Religion Church of England
Address 103 Angelo street, South Perth, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Sydney Braidwood McWhirter
Military Information
Reg Number F/V320
Date of Enlistment 22 Jul 1942
Rank Able Seaman
Ships Served On
Ship Name HMAS Mother Snake 30 Jun 1945
Tour Dates 8 Nov 1945
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia

Pre War

War Service

On mobilisation Clifford was posted to the Naval Auxiliary Patrol at HMAS Leeuwin as an Ordinary Seaman II. On 1 Jul 1943, still with the Auxiliary Patrol he was promoted to Cadet. The next day he was promoted Able Seaman. On 1 Nov 1944 Clifford transferred to the Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RANVR).

Clifford was posted to HMAS Mother Snake on 30 Jun 1945 the day of her commissioning, and was a member of her crew until 8 Nov 1945 when she was transferred to the British Civil Administration in Borneo on 8 Nov 1945. It appears that Clifford was then shore based until his demobilisation on 16 May 1946.

Post War

During 1950 Cliff married Norma Cicely Gibson. Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 103 Angelo street, South Perth, student; 1958 at 70 Canterbury terrace, South Perth, accountant; 1963 - 1977 at 69 Furnival street, Narrogin, accountant; 1980 at 69 Hansard street, Narrogin


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