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John Thomas Madgwick

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John Thomas Madgwick
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Jan 1893
Place of Birth Putney, England
Death 30 Dec 1973, aged 80
Place of Death Greenmount, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 47 years, 4 months
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Vera Ellen Madgwick
Military Information
Reg Number W243506
Date of Enlistment 21 Jun 1940
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 5th Australian Lines of Communication Provost Company
Post War Details
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45



Pre War

During WW1 John served as a Private with the Royal Sussex Regiment, a part of the Rifles Brigade under a variety of numbers - 1522; 1074; 559807; and 204339. Entered France on 8 Aug 1915.


On 21 Feb 1921, John had married Vera Ellen Wood (1901 - 1975) in St Peters Church, Hampstead, London. As a 31 year old farm labourer, John emigrated aboard the P & O ship SS Barrabool (13,148 tons) which left London on 17 Jul 1924, and arrived in Fremantle on 26 Aug 1924. Vera and their first born Edith Lillian arrived in Fremantle from London on the SS Beltana on 5 Aug 1925.


Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1931 at Group 69 Karridale, settler; 1936 - 1937 at 65 Willis street, Victoria Park, labourer; 1943 River road, Kelmscott, labourer. Daughter Pauline Elizabeth (1926 - 1942) aged 16, died in Kelmscott on 14 Dec 1942.

War Service

discharged 23 Oct 1945

Post War

A second daughter Yvonne Anne (1938 - 1949) died in Kelmscott on 2 Apr 1949 aged 11, and a third, Jeannette Valerie (1944 - 957) died in Kelmscott on 2 Feb 1957 aged 13. Edith Lillian (1922 - 1988) and Kenneth (1931 - 2007). Ken spent more than 8 months in hospital around the time of his 21st birthday.


Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 Railway terrace, Kelmscott, labourer; 1968 - 1972 at Coongan avenue, Greenmount, retired.

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