John Ernest Law-Davis

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John Ernest Law-Davis
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Courtesy Ancestry
Personal Information
Date of Birth 14 May 1909
Place of Birth Bayswater, Western Australia
Death 29 May 1967, aged 58
Place of Death Bayswater, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 32 years, 11 months
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair ; Hernia scars
Occupation Labourer
Religion Baptist
Address William street,Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Ethel Lou Law-Davis
Military Information
Reg Number W61991 & WX33340
Date of Enlistment 3 Apr 1942 & 24 Sep 1942
Rank Driver
Unit/Formation Western Command Bulk Issue Petrol and Oil Depot
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

On 6 Oct 1933 John married Ethel Lois Harris (1909 - 2002)in the Congregational Church, Roleystone. Son Eddis William (1938 - 2006); Son Frank Ernest (1938 - 2000).

Electoral Roll entries: 1934 c/- HT Buckingham, Roleystone, orchardist; 1936 Byford, labourer; 1943 at William street, Armadale, labourer.

War Service

John was mobilised into the CMF on 3 Apr 1942, and on 30 Apr 1942 he was allocated to the Western Command Bulk Issue Petrol and Oil Depot before being called up for full time service on 27 Apr 1942. From 29 Jun 1942 until 19 Jul 1942 John was detached to the 29th Australian Garrison Battalion at Salter Point. John enlisted in the 2nd AIF on 24 Sep 1942.

On 10 Oct 1942 John was admitted to the 118th Australian General Hospital, returning to his unit on 29 Oct 1942, and remained with them until he was granted leaved from 7 - 14 Mar 1943. On 8 May 1944 John was admitted to the 118th Australian General Hospital with pharangitis before being released to the 109th Australian Convalescent Depot on 24 May 1944 ahead of returning to his unit on 7 Jun 1944. On 21 Nov 1944 he was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital, remaining with them until 30 Dec 1944 when he was released to the Lady Mitchell Convalescent Home until 17 Jan 1945 when he returned to his unit.

On 20 Sep 1945 John was transferred to the 124th Australian General Transport Company. he was detached for short periods to the 7th Returned Stores Depotand the Bulk Vegetable Depot before being sent to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot on 9 Nov 1945 to prepare for his discharge which took place on 16 Nov 1945.

Post War

Son Allan Murray (1946 - 1964); plus 2 other children. Electoral Roll entries: 1954 at 45 Arbour street, Katanning, labourer; 1958 at 35 Guildford road, Bayswater, milkman; 1963 at 5 Francis street, Bayswater, bread carter.


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