Alan Godfrey Barry

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Alan Godfrey Barry
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 17 Oct 1925
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 2003
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 4 months
Description 5'6¾" (1.70m) tall ; 126lbs
57.153 kg
; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; red hair
Occupation Storeman
Religion Roman Catholic
Address 11 Kirkham Hill terrace, Maylands, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Edward Barry
Military Information
Reg Number 84415
Date of Enlistment 19 Feb 1944
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation No. 9 Stores Depot RAAF
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

War Service

Alan enlisted in the RAAF at No. 4 Recruiting Centre Perth on 19 Feb 1944 and was initially mustered as a Trainee Technician. On 7 Apr 1944, having completed the Recruit Drill Course, he was posted to No. 5 School of Technical Training RAAF in Mounts Bay road, Perth. On 29 Jul 1944 his posting changed to No. 4 Personnel Depot RAAF as he had failed the Technician Trade Test.

On 29 Jul 1944 he was posted to No. 17 Repair & Salvage Unit RAAF where two days later on 31 Jul 1944 he re-mustered as a General Hand, and again on 3 Oct 1944, this time as a Clerk/Stores Assistant. Alan was hospitalised from 20 - 31 October in 1944. On 18 Dec 1944 he was sent back to the No. 4 Personnel Depot RAAF before being posted to The No. 2 Reserve Personnel Pool. Four days later on 22 Dec 1944 a job was found for him at the No. 9 Stores Depot RAAF and he remained with them until he was sent back to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF on 10 Apr 1946 to prepare for his discharge which occurred on 13 May 1946. While with the stores depot, on 6 Jan 1945 Alan was promote to Leading Aircraftsman, on 7 Jun 1945 he was remustered as an Equipment Assistant, and on 6 Feb 1946 he was promoted Corporal.

Post War

In April 1947 he was again living at 11 Kirkham Hill terrace, Maylands. During 1948 Alan married Maud Jean Ridge in Katanning.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 121 McKenzie street, Wembley, clerk; 1954 - 1958 at 66 Caledonian avenue, Maylands; 1963 at 37 Collie street, Albany, manager; 1968 at 10 Verdi street, Albany; 1972 - 1977 at 3a East street, Maylands, Supervisor; 1980 at 11 Kirkham Hill terrace, Maylands, manager.


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