From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||25 May 1890|
|Place of Birth||Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland|
|Age at Enlistment||50 years, 2 months|
|Address||Eleventh avenue, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Margaret McDonald Gordon|
|Date of Enlistment||4 Apr 1941|
|Unit/Formation||5th Australian Garrison Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Electoral Roll entries: 1929 at 10 Falkirk avenue, Maylands, brickmaker; 1931 at 57 Seventh avenue, Maylands, brickmaker; 1936 at 184 Seventh avenue, Maylands, labourer; 1937 at 87 Angelo street, South Perth, labourer; 1943 at Eleventh avenue, Armadale, labourer.
John was mobilised at Swanbourne on 4 Apr 1941, and was posted to the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion. on 4 Nov 1941 John was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital for a week, returning to his unit on 11 November. On 20 Jul 1942 he was again admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital who passed him to the 109th Australian Convalescent Depot They granted him sick leave from 6 - 27 Oct 1942 after which he rejoined his battalion on 6 Nov 1942. However, John was discharged on 6 Dec 1942 as medically unfit - no details are included in his scanned records.
Post WW 2
During WW1 John had served in the AIF for 3 years, including the 16th Battalion. Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Eleventh avenue Armadale, labourer; 1958 at 'Eventide', Albany highway, Gosnells.
Margaret died 28 Sep 1955 aged 67 in Armadale.