Jack Cartwright

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Jack Cartwright
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 Jul 1906
Place of Birth South Severton, England
Death 4 Jun 1983, aged 78
Place of Death Gosnells, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 35 years, 6 months
Description 5'7" (1.70m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair ; scar on chin
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address 'Eden Park', Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Emma Hannah Cartwright
Military Information
Reg Number W21454 & WX33428
Date of Enlistment 9 Oct 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2/3rd Australian Port Operating Company
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 26 Mar 1945 ‒ 28 Mar 1945
Transport Details USAT Sea Barb Cairns to Morotai, NAEI
Journey Dates 26 Jun 1945 ‒ 28 Jun 1945 ?
Transport Details USS LST 181 Morotai to Balikpapan
Return to Australia
Journey Dates unknown
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Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1937 - 1943 'Eden Park' Forrest road, Kelmscott (now Lake road), dairy hand

War Service

Jack was enlisted in the CMF on 16 Jan 1942 when he was posted to the 9th Auxiliary Horse Transport Company. He was called up for full time service on 12 Feb 1942, remaining with that unit until 9 Sep 1943 when he transferred to the 124th Australian General Transport Company. In the meantime he had enlisted in the 2nd AIF on 9 Oct 1942. On 31 Oct 1943 Jack was posted to the AASC Pool, and then on 15 Dec 1943 Jack embarked on SS Marella for Victoria, disembarking in Port Melbourne on 26 Dec 1943.

On 3 Jan 1944 Jack was posted to the 3rd Battalion at the RAE Training Centre at Wagga Wagga. Following training he was posted to the 2/3rd Australian Docks Operating Company on 17 Mar 1944 and they left for the Northern Territory, arriving there on 24 Mar 1944. On 8 Nov 1944 they moved to Townsville to operate the Docks there before moving on to Cairns to operate the docks there until the end of 1944. On 16 Mar 1945 the unit embarked in Cairns aboard USAT Sea Barb for Morotai, disembarking there on 28 Mar 1945. There on 26 Jun 1945 they embarked on USS LST 181 in Morotai for Balikpapen, disembarkin several days later. Jack returned to Australia, although the method is not recorded in his records. On 22 Jan 1946 Jack was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot where he was discharged on 13 Mar 1946.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1972 Third avenue, Kelmscott, labourer; 1980 Talwin court, Kelmscott, retired. On 10 Dec 1956 Jack secured a Goods Porter position at the Perth Goods Depot. On 29 Aug 1963 he was transferred to the Kewdale depot, and from 25 Oct 1970 until he resigned on 28 Mar 1973, Jack reduced his hours of work to 25 hours per week as a part time goods porter position at the Kewdale depot with the WAGR. His wife Emma died on 10 May 1957.


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