James Michael Thomas Mathews
From Our Contribution
Taken from 1934 Armadale AFL team photo
|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|
5'3" (1.60m) tall ; 144lbs|
65.317 kg; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; dark brown hair
|Address||Prospect road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Patrick Mathews|
|Date of Enlistment||6 Mar 1941|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Prospect road, Armadale, carrier. During 1936 had been seriously ill with Typhoid Fever.
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
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.