John Arthur Banyard

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John Arthur Banyard
Personal Information
Date of Birth 29 Apr 1913
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 29 Jun 2005, aged 92
Age at Enlistment 29 years old
Occupation Truck driver
Religion Congregational
Address Second avenue, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Burnice Felicia Beryl Banyard
Military Information
Reg Number W68134
Date of Enlistment 26 Apr 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1934 - 1937 c/o V N Walker, West Dale; 1943 at Kelmscott, truck driver.

On 21 Nov 1936 John married Burnice Felicia Beryl Pascoe (1912 - 1995). Burnice died on 22 Aug 1995, aged 83 in Kelmscott.

War Service

Enlisted at Mundijong on 26 Apr 1942 and allocated tot he 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 Jul 1942 he was transferred to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion, but returned to 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion on 6 Nov 1943 at which point he was allocated a new Army number (W54518).

Struck of Strength (discharged) on 5 Mar 1944 after 1 year and 314 days part time service

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Kelmscott, truck driver; 1963 - 1980 ay 31 Second avenue, Kelmscott, truck driver.


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