John Edward Roland Pailthorpe
From Our Contribution
|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|
5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 164lbs|
74.389 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Rowley road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Ursular Johanna Pailthorpe|
|Date of Enlistment||20 Apr 1943|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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'
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
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Rowley road, Armadale, farmer; 1968 - 1980 at Government road, Harvey, farmer.