Harry Eric Nairn

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Harry Eric Nairn
Personal Information
Date of Birth 3 Mar 1903
Place of Birth Cardup, Western Australia
Death 27 Aug 1990, aged 87
Place of Death Byford, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 39 years old
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 156lbs
70.76 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair ; scars on back
Occupation Dairy Farmer
Religion Methodist
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Dorothy Bain Nairn
Military Information
Reg Number w67686
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Between 1908 and 1917 Harry was a student at the Mundijong and Beenup schools, On 2 Sep 1933 Harry married Dorothy Bain Pike (1910 - 1979). They had four children including Peter William Nairn (1934 - 2016).

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1943 at Cardup, farmer

War Service

On 22 Mar 1942 Harry enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 Jul 1942 Harry was promoted Corporal in 'D' Company based on Armadale. From 16 - 23 Aug he attended a Demolition School at Guildford, and on 23 Sep 1942 he was promoted Lance Sergeant, before reverting to Private at his own request on 25 May 1944. On 1 May 1945 Harry was placed on the Reserve.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1972 at Cardup, Byford, 1977 - 1980 at Nettleton road, Byford, farmer


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