Eaneas Malthais Lorenz

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Eaneas Malthais Lorenz
Personal Information
Date of Birth 17 Oct 1896
Place of Birth Strathmerton, Victoria
Death 1 Mar 1981
Age at Enlistment 45 years, 6 months
Description 5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 135lbs in 1916
"lbsin1916" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.
; florid complexion ; hazel eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Dairy farmer
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Christian Gladys Lorenz
Military Information
Reg Number W67611
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Lieutenant (briefly)
Unit/Formation 2 (Fremantle) Battalion VDC
Post War Details
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 Group 119 , Northcliffe, farmer; 1937 Byford, farmer.

Prior to enlisting in the Militia on 22 Mar 1942 he had served in the Australian Army during WW1, enlisting on 15 Mar 1916. He served in France with the 21st Infantry Battalion (Reg No 5363) where he was wounded in action on 21 Dec 1917 (bullet wound to buttocks) and again on 5 Oct 1918 (bullet wound to right leg).He was also a member of 2nd (Fremantle) Battalion of the Volunteer Defence Corps overseen by the RSL from 1 Jun 1941 until he enlisted in the Militia.

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 Group 119 , Northcliffe, farmer; 1937 Byford, farmer

War Service

On 22 Mar 1942 Eaneas enlisted in the Militia and was posted to the No 2 VDC (Fremantle) Battalion. there, on 31 Jul 1942 he was promoted Lieutenant, but on 30 Apr 1943 he resigned his commission, which was accepted. Discharged on 30 Apr 1943.

Post War

1954 - 1980 at 6 Forrest road, Armadale, retired


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