Gordon Charles Page
From Our Contribution
|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|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/- Derry Nasura Vineyard, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs. Alice Page|
|Date of Enlistment||6 Mar 1941|
|Unit/Formation||16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment)|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Defence Medal |
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at Fourth road, Armadale, cellerman.
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.
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.