Dorothy Joy Cloutt
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||16 Mar 1924|
|Place of Birth||Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||18 years, 7 months|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Albany highway, Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Alfred Charles|
|Date of Enlistment||25 Oct 1942|
|Unit/Formation||4th Australian Base Postal Unit|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Lived in Kelmscott prior to her marriage to Sergeant Thomas Stanley O'Meagher O'Meagher on 24 Feb 1945.
On 25 Oct 1942 Dorothy enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service at the WACA Ground in Perth employed as a Trade Group III Clerk. On 14 Nov 1942 Dorothy was posted to the 4th Australian Base Postal Unit. On 24 Aug 1943 Dorothy was admitted to the 1st Australian Women's Hospital and released to duty on 1 Oct 1943. On 25 Oct 1943 she celebrated 12 months service with a pay increase. On 24 Feb 1945 she was married and took Leave without Pay from 10 - 23 Mar 1945.
Admitted to 110th Australian Base Hospital on 16 Jul 1945, suffering with Intertrigo cyesis (skin condition associated with pregnancy). Released from hospital on 2 Aug 1945 she was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for discharge which occurred on 9 Aug 1945.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1977 at 199 Brookton highway, Karragullen; 1980 at Munjerring Springs, box 64, Toodyay.
Military records use surname of 'Meagher". They lived on the O'Meagher family orchard 'Omeo', while building a home for themselves on a portion of the property (a block of land was gifted to each son). At a later stage, Dot and Tom moved to a farm in Toodyay, according to the oral history of Dawn O'Meagher held in the Birtwistle Family Library.