Archie Howard Brockway

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Archie Howard Brockway
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 22 Nov 1905
Place of Birth Claremont, Western Australia
Death 2 Aug 1982, aged 76
Place of Death Roleystone, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 35 years, 8 months
Description 6'0" (1.83m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; grey eyes ; dark greying hair ; mole on back of neck
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Congregational
Address "Llanelly" Roleystone
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Maud Elizabeth Brockway
Military Information
Reg Number W26823 & WX38345
Date of Enlistment 3 Mar 1942
Rank Lance Corporal
Unit/Formation 10th Australian Anti Malaria Control Unit
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Monument(s) Roleystone Roll of Honour
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

During 1928 Archie married Maud Elizabeth Bellas (1905 - 1984).

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1943 Roleystone, orchardist.

War Service

Enlisted in the CMF on 3 Mar 1942 at Swanbourne and allocated to the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion. On 21 May 1942 Archie was appointed Lance Corporal. He was granted Special Leave from 3 - 17 July; 20 - 22 August; and 21 - 23 December in 1942 and then from 13 Feb to 27 Mar 1943. On 10 Aug 1943 Archie was admitted to 110th Australian Base Hospital with a fracture right large toe, returning to the 5th Garrison Battalion on 17 Aug 1943. Granted Special Leave again from 9 - 30 Sep 1943, and on 27 Nov 1943 he was transferred to the 113th Australian Mobile Bath Unit.

Archie departed Western Australia on 7 Dec 1943 for the Northern Territory, arriving there on 14 Dec 1943. There, on 14 Jan 1944 he was transferred to the 10th Australian Anti Malaria Control Unit, reverting to Private at that time. On 10 Mar 1944 he was detached for duty to the 129th Australian General Hospital before returning to his unit on 8 Dec 1944.

Archie was again granted Leave Without Pay, this time from 5 Feb until 2 Apr 1945, to be spent in Western Australia, but was discharged on 21 Feb 1945, with his orchard responsibilities seemingly more important than his military ones.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries : 1949 - 1980 "Llanelly" Brockway road Roleystone, orchardist


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