James George Brockwell
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|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|
5'7¾" (1.73m) tall ; 133lbs|
60.328 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Jean Brockwell|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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 - ).
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.
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.