Frank Green

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Frank Green
Personal Information
Date of Birth 26 Jan 1903
Place of Birth England
Death 15 Aug 1964, aged 61
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 39 years, 1 month
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address Fourth road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Valma Doreen Green
Military Information
Reg Number W61282
Date of Enlistment 18 Mar 1942
Rank Sapper
Unit/Formation 7th Australian Army Troops Company
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Frank Green was born in England on 26 January 1903, to parents William Binns Green and Annie Yates Green (nee Walker). The family arrived in Fremantle from London aboard SS Oroya on 26 Apr 1906. Travelling with three-year-old Frank and his mother were: Jane 16, Annie 15, Emily 14, Harry 11, Hilda 9, Fanny 9, Thomas 5, and Wilfred 10 months. Frank's father had arrived the year previous.

In 1931 Frank married Valma Doreen Ray in the local area. The couple had five children: John, Barbara, Frank, Janet and Michael. Their family home was built sometime between 1930 and 1932. The house was located at 36 Fourth Road, Armadale, corner Church Avenue, opposite the Armadale Primary School.

War Service

Frank was called up for full time duty on 18 March 1942 and was posted to the 7th Australian Army Troops Company at Ascot, where he was classified as a Trade Group II Carpenter after attending a classification course. On 20 Jul 1942 he was transferred to Area Essential Services and discharged the same day. It appears that he did not become a member of the Armadale based 'D' Company of the VDC's 2nd (Fremantle) Battalion.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries for 1954 - 1958 show Frank living at Fourth road, Armadale, employed as a labourer. He died aged 61 on 15 August 1964 and was buried in St Mary in the Valley cemetery, Kelmscott. Frank's wife Valma died 12 September 1997, aged 90, in Armadale.

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Headstone Information
Date of Birth 26 January 1903
Age at Death 62 years
Additional Names Valma Doreen Green
Frank Ray Green
Transcription In Loving Memory of my beloved husband and our loving father Frank Green Passed away 15 August 1964 Aged 62 years. His beloved wife and our loving mother Valma Doreen Passed away 12 September 1997. Aged 90 years. Resting Peacefully Together.