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John William Stables

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John William Stables
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 27 Jul 1892
Place of Birth Yorkshire, England
Death 1 Aug 1960, aged 68
Place of Death Leederville, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 47 years, 2 months
Description 5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 140lbs
63.503 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair ; Bullet scar right forearm, two toes missing from left foot.
Occupation Carpenter
Religion Church of England
Address Albany road, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Ruby Lilian Stables
Military Information
Reg Number W242986
Date of Enlistment 10 Oct 1939
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 10th Australian Garrison Battalion
Post War Details
Fate WIA World War 1
Remained in Australia
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal



Pre War

During WW1 had served in the 11th Battalion AIF, including time on Gallipoli where he was wounded in action. During 1937 he married Ruby Lillian Gilchrist.

Electoral Roll entries: 1919 at Base Hospital, Fremantle, soldier; 1922 - 1937 "Hill View", Albany road, Kelmscott, labourer; 1937 at Coolgardie, prospector;

War Service

On joining the CMF he was allocated to the 10th Australian Garrison Battalion. He was treated by the CDS in Claremont from 28 May to 3 Jun 1940, and later granted leave from 6 - 29 Dec 1940. On 20 Jan 1941 he was transferred to 'Y' Company and called up for full time service. On 24 Mar 1941 he was transferred to the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion, and was mustered as a Trade Group III Signaller from 16 May 1941, before being granted some more leave, from 24 to 31 May 1941.


Transferred back to 'Y' Company on 20 Aug 1941 after his trade grouping was cancelled on 15 Aug 1941. John was assessed as proficient on 1 Jul 1943, and granted leave again, from 31 Dec 1943 until 18 Jan 1944. On 30 Jun 1944 he was declared unfit for service outside Australia due to his left foot.

Signaller Trade Group III discharged 27 Jan 1945

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Albany road, Kelmscott, orchardist; 1954 - 1958 at 19 Anzac road, Leederville, civil servant;

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