John James Croasdale
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||26 Nov 1882|
|Place of Birth||Lancashire, England|
|Death||30 Jan 1959, aged 78|
|Place of Death||Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||60 years, 8 months|
5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; 120lbs|
54.431 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; grey hair
|Address||Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Mary Ellen Croasdale|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Electoral Roll entries: 1912 at Canning Mills road, Kelmscott, gardener; 1916 - 1917 at Jull street, Armadale, gardener; 1931 - 1943 at Croydon road, Roleystone, orchardist
Enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale on 22 Mar 1942, and allocated to 'D' Company of the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion with whom he served until 24 Sep 1944 when he was discharged at his own request after 2 years and 187 days.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Croyden road, Roleystone, orchardist; 1958 at 127 Croyden road, Roleystone, retired.
On 5th Jan 1957 John returned from a holiday in England on the SS Strathaid, arriving in Fremantle on 10 Feb 1957. Mary died 2 Oct 1951 in Roleystone.