Stephen North

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Stephen North
Personal Information
Date of Birth 5 Jun 1909
Place of Birth Houghton-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire, England
Death 28 Apr 1978, aged 68
Place of Death Mandurah, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 32 years, 9 months
Description 5'11¾" (1.83m} tall ; 180lbs
81.647 kg
; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; black hair
Occupation Powder monkey
Religion Church of England
Address Hills road, Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Gladys Mary North
Military Information
Reg Number W62262
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Bombardier
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Stephen departed London for Fremantle with his parents on the SS Orsova on 12 May 1911, arriving in Fremantle on 13 Jun 1911.

On 12 Feb 1929 Stephen married Gladys Mary Gordin (1906 - 1982). Mary died in Mandurah.

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 at Byford, labourer

War Service

On 22 Mar 1942 Stephen enlisted full time in the AMF (Militia) as a general Reinforcement, and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 Jul 1942 he was appointed a Lance Corporal in 'D' Company. On 6 Nov 1943 his Army number was changed from 464652 to W62262. Two days later he was promoted Bombardier before being placed in Reserve on 1 May 1945

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Byford, labourer; 1968 - 1977 at 84 Tuckey street, Mandurah, labourer.


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