John James Croasdale

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John James Croasdale
Personal Information
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
Description 5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; 120lbs
54.431 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; grey hair
Occupation Orchardist
Religion Congregational
Address Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Mary Ellen Croasdale
Military Information
Reg Number W67623
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1912 at Canning Mills road, Kelmscott, gardener; 1916 - 1917 at Jull street, Armadale, gardener; 1931 - 1943 at Croydon road, Roleystone, orchardist

War Service

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.

Post War

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.


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