James Michael Thomas Mathews

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James Michael Thomas Mathews
Mathews James Michael T.jpg
Taken from 1934 Armadale AFL team photo
Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Feb 1913
Place of Birth North Perth, Western Australia
Death 23 Feb 1991, aged 78
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 28 years old
Description 5'3" (1.60m) tall ; 144lbs
65.317 kg
; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Carrier
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Prospect road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Patrick Mathews
Military Information
Reg Number W20809
Date of Enlistment 6 Mar 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Prospect road, Armadale, carrier. During 1936 had been seriously ill with Typhoid Fever.

War Service

James was mobilised on 6 Mar 1941 in Perth and given Army number W20809. However as a Transport Operator he was in an exempt occupation. On 5 Mar 1943 he was transferred from Area 16A to the Volunteer Defence Corps and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 May 1944 along with the rest of his unit he was placed in the Reserve.

discharge date is unknown

Post War

During 1948 James married Alma Dorothea Morcombe (1912 - 2005) the widow of Frank Morcombe, in the local area. Alma died on 21 Jun 2005 aged 93 at Salter Point.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Prospect road, Armadale, carrier; 1954 - 1980 at 5 Third road, Armadale, carrier.


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