John Victor Doley

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John Victor Doley
Personal Information
Date of Birth 21 Jan 1901
Place of Birth Riverton, South Australia
Death 12 Sep 1991 aged 90
Place of Death Bentley, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 41 years, 2 months
Description 5'10½ (1.79m) tall ; 148lbs
67.132 kg
; medium complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Methodist
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Dorothy Irene Doley
Military Information
Reg Number W68030
Date of Enlistment 29 Mar 1942
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details

Pre War

On 6 Sep 1934 John married Dorothy Irene Jacobs in South Australia. (1905 - 1975). Dorothy died on 28 Nov 1976 in Applecross aged 71.

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 at Byford, farmer.

War Service

John enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Maddington on 29 Mar 1942 and was posted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. From 16 - 23 Mar 1942 he attended an NCO School at Guildford and on 1 Jul 1942 he was promoted Sergeant. From 18 Jul until 8 Aug 1942 he attended the No. 4 Guerilla Course at Narrogin. John reported an injury to his back on 24 Nov 1944. No investigation was required, and the following note appears in his file.

Statement by Sgt Dooley of 152 Troop, 86th Search Light Battery; "On Nov 24th I was called in to a voluntary parade on the searchlights. At 2130 hours, when pulling in the cable I injured my spine, and was unable to attend parades for two weeks. As this is an old weakness of almost 8 years standing and has only been relieved by treatments by a chiropractor when needed, I did not report to the local Medical Officer. I am not claiming any compensation. 8 Dec 1944.

On 1 May 1945 along with the rest of his unit he was placed in Reserve.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 at Byford, farmer; 1963 - 1980 at 20 Millington street, Ardross, farmer & retired


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