John Hinsley

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John Hinsley
Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Mar 1924
Place of Birth Kellerberrin, Western Australia
Death 26 Apr 2007, aged 83
Place of Death Canberra, Australian Capital territory.
Age at Enlistment 18 years old
Description 5'8" (1.73m) tall ; 126lbs
57.153 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Student
Religion Church of England
Address Walters road, Byford
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Robert Hinsley
Military Information
Reg Number W68028
Date of Enlistment 29 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

John attended the Beenup (Byford) primary school in 1939.

War Service

On 29 Mar 1942 John enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Maddington and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. From 15 Mar until 27 May 1943 John attended a course at the 4th Australian Signals Training School. John was discharged on 27 Aug 1943

Post War


John's brother Lewis Hinsley served with the 2/23rd Battalion.

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