John Reginald Gillespie

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John Reginald Gillespie
Personal Information
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
Description 5'7½" (1.72m) tall ; 154lbs
69.853 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Roman Catholic
Address "Pallinup", Gnowangerup, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Eugene Anthony Gillespie
Military Information
Reg Number W71070
Date of Enlistment 22 Jul 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 6th (Albany) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at Pallinup, farmer.

War Service

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.

Post War

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.


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