John Milenko Marian
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|Date of Birth||8 May 1912|
|Place of Birth||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Death||4 Aug 2001|
|Place of Death||Wembley, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||29 years, 7 months|
|Description||5'7" (1.70m) tall ; ; dark complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair|
|Address||44 St Leonard's avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr.Joseph SlarkoMarian|
|Date of Enlistment||21 Jan 1942|
|Unit/Formation||19th Australian Garrison Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
On 21 Jan 1942 John enlisted part time in the 19th Australian Garrison Battalion at Claremont and on 26 Feb 1942 he was called up for full time service. His trade Grouping was deemed to be TG II (Intelligence duties). On 10 Nov 1943 John was promoted to Acting Corporal, losing the Trade Group pay, and was soon after sent on a course at the 3rd Corps Training Centre at Harvey. On 31 Mar 1944 his rank of Corporal was confirmed.
John was transferred to the 10th Australian Garrison Battalion on 4 Nov 1944, and needed hospital attention from 9-12 Dec 1944 from the 75th Australian Camp Hospital. On 24 Jan 1945 John was transferred to the Marrinup Prisoner of War Camp (Camp No 16), remaining with them until 16 Apr 1946 when he moved to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot to prepare for his discharge on 23 Apr 1946.
During 1957 John married Vera Luketina in Perth.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 30 Coolgardie street, West Perth, technician; 1954 - 1958 at 117 Burton street, Mt Hawthorn, civil servant; 1963 at 110 Burton street, Mt Hawthorn, technician; 1972 - 1980 at 64 Alexander street, Wembley, technician.