John Reginald Gillespie
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|Date of Birth||15 Feb 1916|
|Place of Birth||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Death||28 Mar 2011, aged 95|
|Place of Death||Bentley, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||25 years, 5 months|
5'7½" (1.72m) tall ; 154lbs|
69.853 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
|Address||"Pallinup", Gnowangerup, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Eugene Anthony Gillespie|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Jul 1941|
|Unit/Formation||6th (Albany) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at Pallinup, farmer.
John enlisted in Gnowangerup on 22 Jul 1941 in the RSL managed VDC, and he was taken on strength of the Army supported 6th (Albany) VDC Battalion's 'B' Company on 4 Apr 1942. On 10 Sep 1944 he was discharged at his own request.
During 1945 John married Doreen Alma Beatty (1920 - 2017) in Perth. Doreen died on 8 Apr 2017 in Bentley.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1972 at Pallinup, farmer; 1977 - 1980 at 59 Kishorn road, Mt Pleasant, retired.