James George Brockwell

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James George Brockwell
Personal Information
Date of Birth 29 Mar 1910
Place of Birth Boulder, Western Australia
Death 1 Jul 1998, aged 88
Place of Death Edgewater, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 32 years old
Description 5'7¾" (1.73m) tall ; 133lbs
60.328 kg
; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Brickmaker
Religion Church of England
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Jean Brockwell
Military Information
Reg Number W62441
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Between 1916 and 1921 James attended the Beenup (Byford) School, leaving in 1922 to undertake an apprenticeship in Fitting & Turning.

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1937 at Byford, Machine driver; 1943 at Byford, labourer.

During 1936 James married Jean Fielding (1915 - 2015).Jean died on 13 Jan 2015, aged 99 in Merriwa. They had three children including Barrington James Brockwell (1936 - ), and Leslie R Brockwell (1941 - ).

War Service

James enlisted in the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion at Armadale on 22 Mar 1942. His Army Number was changed on 6 Jan 1943 from W67614 to W62441. Along with the rest of his unit James was transferred to the Reserve on 1 May 1945.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Byford, labourer; 1958 at Prospect road, Armadale, fitter; 1968 at 74 Upton street, St James, fitter; 1972 at 245 South West highway, Armadale, fitter; 1977 - 1980 at 30 Helen crescent, Byford, fitter. He was placed on Reserve on 1 May 1945, and struck off the Army list on 15 Oct 1945 when the VDC's were abolished.


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