John Edward Roland Pailthorpe

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John Edward Roland Pailthorpe
Personal Information
Date of Birth 5 May 1911
Place of Birth Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales
Death 20 Dec 1980, aged 69
Place of Death Wokalup, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 31 years, 11 months
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 164lbs
74.389 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Dairy Farmer
Religion Church of England
Address Rowley road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Ursular Johanna Pailthorpe
Military Information
Reg Number W53607
Date of Enlistment 20 Apr 1943
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

On 14 Jul 1911 the SS Ashburton sailed from London carrying 2 month old John and his parents and older sibling Charles.

During 1940 John married Ursula Johanna Doering (1910 - 1987) in the local district. Ursula died on 14 Dec 1987 at Mandogalup. Children Anthony David, Barbara Mae, Wendy Katharina

Electoral Roll entry: 1936 - 1937 at 'Aberbechan', Middle Swan road, West Swan, dairyman; 1943 at Rowley road, Armadale, farmer. He had been a member of the Militia's 10th Light Horse Regiment for 12 years'

War Service

On 26 Apr 1942 John enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps and was allocated to the 3rd (Swan) VDC Battalion. On 28 Feb 1943 he was transferred to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion, and on 26 Mar 1943 he was promoted first to Corporal, and then to Sergeant. Then on 4 Jun 1943 he was issued a new Army number of W53607 to replace the previous W69561. John was discharged at his own request on 14 Nov 1943

discharge date is unknown

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Rowley road, Armadale, farmer; 1968 - 1980 at Government road, Harvey, farmer.


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