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==Pre War==
 
==Pre War==
On 24 May 1923 13 years old Percy boarded the SS Ballarat in London with his older brother Thomas (a farmer) for Fremantle. In 1930 he married Dorothy Florence (Dolly) Simmons (1911 - 1985) in Kelmscott. Two sons,  Leonard John WHITTAKER(1931–2006), and David Ian WHITTAKER(1937–1984).
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On 24 May 1923, 13 years old Percy boarded the SS Ballarat in London with his older brother Thomas (a farmer) for Fremantle. In 1930 he married Dorothy Florence (Dolly) Simmons (1911 - 1985) in Kelmscott. They had two sons,  Leonard John WHITTAKER(1931–2006), and David Ian WHITTAKER (1937–1984).
  
 
Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 in Buckingham road, Kelmscott, labourer.
 
Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 in Buckingham road, Kelmscott, labourer.
 
==War Service==
 
==War Service==
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Percy's records are not yet available. However, given his last unit we can make an informed guess about the last part of his service.
  
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5 Australian Ordnance Port Detachment was formed at Gaythorne, Queensland during August 1944 with an officer and 43 men as part of 1 Australian Corps. The unit was divided into four detachments and it left for Morotai, arriving during May 1945. Here the detachments staged for the landings at Tarakan (May) Labuan (June), and Balikpapan (July). The headquarters element remained on Morotai from May until the end of hostilities.
  
  
  
 
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Percy was discharged on 5 Dec 1945.
 
==Post War==
 
==Post War==
 
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 Buckingham road, Kelmscott, labourer; 1968 Albany highway, Armadale, machine driver; 1972 at 22 Lillian avenue, Kelmscott, machine driver; 1977 - 1980 at 3077 Albany highway, Kelmscott retired.  
 
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 Buckingham road, Kelmscott, labourer; 1968 Albany highway, Armadale, machine driver; 1972 at 22 Lillian avenue, Kelmscott, machine driver; 1977 - 1980 at 3077 Albany highway, Kelmscott retired.  
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Revision as of 15:15, 11 October 2019

Percy Whittaker
Whittaker Percy.jpg
Personal Information
Date of Birth 29 Mar 1910
Place of Birth Wolverley, Kitterminster, Worcestershire, England
Death 7 Sep 1999, aged 89
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 32 years, 6 months
Occupation Labourer
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Dorothy Whittaker
Military Information
Reg Number WX32005
Date of Enlistment 28 Sep 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 5th Australian Ordnance Port Detachment
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45



Pre War

On 24 May 1923, 13 years old Percy boarded the SS Ballarat in London with his older brother Thomas (a farmer) for Fremantle. In 1930 he married Dorothy Florence (Dolly) Simmons (1911 - 1985) in Kelmscott. They had two sons, Leonard John WHITTAKER(1931–2006), and David Ian WHITTAKER (1937–1984).

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 in Buckingham road, Kelmscott, labourer.

War Service

Percy's records are not yet available. However, given his last unit we can make an informed guess about the last part of his service.

5 Australian Ordnance Port Detachment was formed at Gaythorne, Queensland during August 1944 with an officer and 43 men as part of 1 Australian Corps. The unit was divided into four detachments and it left for Morotai, arriving during May 1945. Here the detachments staged for the landings at Tarakan (May) Labuan (June), and Balikpapan (July). The headquarters element remained on Morotai from May until the end of hostilities.


Percy was discharged on 5 Dec 1945.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 Buckingham road, Kelmscott, labourer; 1968 Albany highway, Armadale, machine driver; 1972 at 22 Lillian avenue, Kelmscott, machine driver; 1977 - 1980 at 3077 Albany highway, Kelmscott retired.

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