Edith May Gregory

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Edith May Gregory
Personal Information
Date of Birth 18 Apr 1924
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 28 Sep 2004, aged 79
Place of Death Mandurah, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 5 months
Description 5'1" (1.55m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Waitress
Religion Church of England
Address Prospect road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Albert Charles Gregory
Military Information
Reg Number WF96759
Date of Enlistment 27 Sep 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 7th Australian Advanced Ordnance Depot
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Monument(s) Byford WW2 Honour Roll
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Completed 7 years education.

War Service

Edith enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service at Claremont on 27 Sep 1942 on a full time basis as a Trade Group I Waitress. On 12 Dec 1942 Edith was posted to the staff of the 6th AWS Training Company. Having completed 12 months service, she received a pay rise on 27 Sep 1943. Following a very brief time in the 31st AWAS Barrack Holding Platoon (3-14 Feb 1945), Edith transferred to the 7th Australian Advanced Ordnance Depot at Nungarin.

On 8 Aug 1946 Edith was admitted to the 71st Australian Camp Hospital, and on the same day forwarded to the 110th Australian Base Hospital. While in hospital her unit was disbanded and thus she was released on 5 Sep 1946 to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot, where she was discharged on 10 Sep 1946.

Post War

During 1946 Edith married WX14254 Trooper Lawrence Bosworth in the local area. Lawrence died on 22 Jul 1999 in Mandurah, aged 74.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Bert street, Gosnells; 1958 at Eudoria street, Gosnells; 1963 at First avenue Rossmoyne (Lawrence a silversmith); 1977 - 1980 at Lot 390 Gee street, Lancelin (Lawrence a school bus contractor); 1998 at 34 Leslie street, Mandurah


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