John MacLennan

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John MacLennan
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1893
Place of Birth Evanton, Ross-shire, Scotland
Death 26 Mar 1972, aged 79
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 48 years, 9 months
Occupation Truck driver
Religion Congregational
Address Prospect road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Margaret Hull MacLennan
Military Information
Reg Number W38370
Date of Enlistment 29 Dec 1941
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation Western Command Army Trades Training Depot
Post War Details
Fate Discharged medically Unfit (Dyspepsia)

Pre War

Had served in France (WW1?) with the Motor Transport, British Army Service Corps. On 24 Apr 1924, 30 year old John (Motor Mechanic), and 22 year old brother James Alexander (Railway Fireman) departed London aboard the SS Berrima

During 1930 John had married Margaret Hull Bell (1889 - 8 Sep 1982).

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 at Kelmscott, labourer; 1937 George street, Queens Park, labourer;

War Service

Enlisted at Claremont on 29 Dec 1941 and posted to the Trade Training Centre where a year later on 27 Nov 1943 in Maylands he was promoted Corporal. On 23 Sep 1943 he was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital at Hollywood, suffering with Dyspepsia for a Medical assessment. Transferred the same day to an assessment unit (GDD Medical Wing), he was then the following day released from hospital into a transit unit to await discharge.

Discharged as medically unfit on 16 Dec 1943.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1968 at Bunbury road (86 South West Highway), Armadale, armament assistant


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