Gordon Charles Page

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Gordon Charles Page
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 19 Aug 1919
Place of Birth Toodyay, Western Australia
Death 3 May 1988, aged 68
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 21 years, 7 months
Occupation Cellerman
Religion Church of England
Address c/- Derry Nasura Vineyard, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs. Alice Page
Military Information
Reg Number W9137
Date of Enlistment 6 Mar 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment)
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at Fourth road, Armadale, cellerman.

War Service

On 6 Mar 1941 Gordon enlisted in the CMF's 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment) at the Drill Hall, Mounts Bay road, Perth, but it wasn't until 17 Jul 1941 that he entered training at Melville Camp. On 14 Oct 1941, his initial training was completed, and on 16 Dec 1941 he was called up for full time duty following Japan's entry into the war. In early 1942 Gordon was granted LWOP to attends to Essential Service work before attending further training at Chidlows in April and May 1942. He was gain granted LWOP for most of the month of August, and along with the rest of his unit he entrained for Adelaide on 21 Feb 1943. Following a fortnight in Adelaide, they then travelled to the Northern Territory, arriving on 19 Mar 1943.

On 18 Aug 1943 he was granted LWOP for essential service work, returning to his unit on 31 Aug 1942. After another 16 months in the Northern Territory, Gordon was discharged on 24 Jan 1944 to work on the North Australian Railway connecting Darwin to Birdum, midway between Darwin and Tennant Creek.

Post War

Married Olga Hope Champion in 1942. They had a daughter. Electoral Roll entries: 1949 Bunbury road, Armadale, apiarist; 1958 - 1968 South West highway, Armadale, apiarist; 1972 - 1980 at 100 South West highway, Armadale, truck driver.


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