Claude Vincent Kinsella

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Claude Vincent Kinsella
Personal Information
Date of Birth 5 Nov 1903
Place of Birth Bunbury, Western Australia
Death 26 Mar 1965, aged 61
Place of Death Kelmscott, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 38 years, 8 months
Description 6'1" (1.85m) tall ; 173lbs
78.471 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Forest Officer
Religion Church of England
Address Gleneagle via Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Gladys Muriel Kinsella
Military Information
Reg Number W68139 & W93460
Date of Enlistment 16 Jul 1942
Rank Captain
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Claude married Gladys Muriel Bright during 1927. Daughter Florence Joan was born during 1932.

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 at 6 Joel terrace, Perth, forest guard; 1931 - 1937 at Jarrahdale, assistant forester;

War Service

Enlisted as a Private on 26 Apr 1942 in Armadale, he was appointed 2IC of 'A' Company on 2 Sep 1942 at Jarrahdale, and subsequently promoted to Lieutenant on 4 Nov 1942. Claude completed a Company Commanders Course at Harvey between 1 and 22 Aug 1943, and on completion of the course he was appointed 'A' Company Commander of the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion. On 5 Oct 1943 he was promoted to Captain.

Claude's Army Number was reallocated to W93460 on 7 Feb 1944. His appointment was terminated on 15 Oct 1945 and he was placed on the Reserve List.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Gleneagles, forester; 1958 at First avenue, Kelmscott, forester

Gladys died on 13 Jan 1985, aged 83.


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