Alexander Baird Larson

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Alexander Baird Larson
Personal Information
Date of Birth 25 Oct 1908
Place of Birth Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Death 9 May 1994, aged 85
Place of Death Tuart Hill, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 33 years, 7 months
Description 5'7¾" (1.73m) tall ; 138lbs
62.596 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Church of Christ
Address Karragullen, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs. Christina Larson
Military Information
Reg Number W62440
Date of Enlistment 7 May 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1934 - 1943 at Karragullen, orchardist.

War Service

Alexander's first contact with the Army was on 7 May 1942 when he was called in for a mobilisation interview. As an orchard worker he was exempt at that time, but on 20 Aug 1942 Alexander enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Carinyah and was allocated to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion Alex was a member of 2 Platoon, 'A' Company. On 7 Feb 1944, along with many others his Army number was changed from W84509 to W62440, and he was placed on the Reserve List on 31 Jul 1944 with the rest of his unit.

Post War

During 1952 Alex married Corallie Rose Martin (1920 - 2002) locally. Corallie died on 2 Dec 2001 in Kingsley. Daughter Jean Julie Larson, and two other children.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Brookton road, Karragullen, orchardist; 1968 - 1980 at 171 Swan street, Yokine, gardener


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