Alfred Charles Cloutt

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Alfred Charles Cloutt
Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 Apr 1891
Place of Birth Cranbrook, Kent, England
Death 5 Jun 1971, aged 80
Place of Death Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 50 years, 7 months
Description 5'8" tall ; 146lbs
66.224 kg
; fresh complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair ; Christine Alice Cloutt
Occupation Motor mechanic
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Evelyn Alice Cloutt
Military Information
Reg Number W15522
Date of Enlistment 9 Dec 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 125th Australian General Transport Company
Post War Details
Fate WW1 Returned to Australia
WW2 Remained in Australia
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

In 1912 he married Christine Alice Munro (1890 - 16 Jul 1962); Children were Myrtle Gwendoline Cloutt (1913–1954); John Walter Cloutt (1915–1994); Walter Alfred William Cloutt (1916–1934); Colin Charles Cloutt (1919–1999). At the time of enlistment in 1917 for WW1 service he was residing at 176 York street, Subiaco.

WW 1 Service

Alfred saw service during WW1 as a Private in the 3rd Motor Transport Company. Enlisting on 3 Sep 1917, he embarked in Fremantle on HMAT Port Darwin, arriving in Southampton on 16 Jul 1917. He proceeded to France on 6 Nov 1918 and was posted to the 1st Motor Transport Company, remaining with them until he transferred to the 3rd Motor Transport Company on 22 May 1919. Alfred sailed for home on 12 Jul 1919 aboard HMT City of Exeter and disembarked 16 Aug 1919 in Fremantle. He was discharged on 16 Sep 1919.

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1931 Armadale, motor mechanic; 1936 - 1943 Albany road Kelmscott, transport carrier;

WW 2 Service

Alfred enlisted in the CMF at Claremont on 9 Dec 1941 and was immediately posted to the 125th Australian General Transport Company while it was called the 122nd Reserve Motor Transport Company. On 20 Dec 1941 he was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital ill, rejoining his unit on the 23rd. However, within a few weeks Alfred was permitted a discharge at his own request (Compassionate grounds), and he was discharged on 22 Jan 1942.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 Albany road, Kelmscott, transport carrier; 1954 - 1968 at 107 Goderich street, East Perth, steel worker.


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