George Arthur Anderson
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||26 Sep 1915|
|Place of Birth||Barton's Mill, Western Australia|
|Death||30 Aug 1994, aged 79|
|Place of Death||Carmel, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||26 years, 7 months|
6'0¾" (1.83m) tall ; 168lbs|
76.203 kg; dark complexion ; grey eyes ; black hair
|Address||Karragullen, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Rita May Anderson|
|Date of Enlistment||24 Apr 1942|
|Unit/Formation||12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 24 Oct 1941, George married Rita May Culloton (1919 - 1999) in Guildford. Rita died on 20 Mar 1999 in Byford.
On 1 may 1941 George had sought to enlist in the 2nd AIF, but was rejected as too unfit. However, on 24 Apr 1942, at Pickering Brook, George enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps, and was allocated to 2 Platoon, 'A' Company, 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion. At Pinjarra on 1 Oct 1943 George was discharged at his own request.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Carmel, contractor; 1968 - 1980 at Carmel road, Carmel, contractor.