Arthur (George) Candish
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||30 Dec 1921|
|Place of Birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Death||27 May 2010, aged 88|
|Place of Death||Kalbarri, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||19 years, 8 months|
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Arthur Candish|
|Date of Enlistment||21 Oct 1941|
|Unit/Formation||10th Australian Light Horse Regiment|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Original enlistment was part time on 21 Oct 1941, and posted to the 10th Australian Light Horse Regiment in Bunbury on 31 Oct 1941. Called up for full time duty on 5 Jan 1942, on 21 Apr 1942 he was detached to the 10th Reconnaissance Battalion. On 22 May 1942 he was admitted to the 8th Australian Casualty Clearing Station before returning to his unit on 27 May 1942. On 1 Jun 1942 he was seen by the 6th Australian Field Ambulance, passed to the 8th Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and then on 4 Jun 1942 to the 118th Australian General Hospital before being discharged on 6 Jul 1942 as unfit (Class 'D') and in order to enlist in the RAAF. (No RAAF records found)
During 1945 George married Olive Eames Parker.
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 at Rockford road, Mandurah, bus driver; 1958 at Lot 3, Newburn road, Queens park, bus driver; 1963 at 42 Riley road, Parkerville, bread carter; 1968 at 26 Railway avenue, Bassendean; 1972 at 47 Devon road, Bassendean, despatch clerk; 1977 - 1980 at 136 Alice road, Mount Helena, gardener.