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Arthur (George) Candish

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Arthur (George) Candish
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Personal Information
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
Occupation farm hand
Religion Congregational
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr Arthur Candish
Military Information
Reg Number W20838
Date of Enlistment 21 Oct 1941
Rank Trooper
Unit/Formation 10th Light Horse Regiment
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia



Pre War

War Service

Original enlistment was part time on 21 Oct 1941, and posted to the 10th 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)

Post War

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.

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