Eaneas Malthais Lorenz
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||17 Oct 1896|
|Place of Birth||Strathmerton, Victoria|
|Death||1 Mar 1981|
|Age at Enlistment||45 years, 6 months|
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
|Address||Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Christian Gladys Lorenz|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2 (Fremantle) Battalion VDC|
|Post War Details|
British War Medal |
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
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
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.
1954 - 1980 at 6 Forrest road, Armadale, retired