John William Stables
From Our Contribution
|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|
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.
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Albany road, Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Ruby Lilian Stables|
|Date of Enlistment||10 Oct 1939|
|Unit/Formation||10th Australian Garrison Battalion|
|Post War Details|
WIA World War 1 |
Remained in Australia
1914-15 Star |
British War Medal
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;
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
Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Albany road, Kelmscott, orchardist; 1954 - 1958 at 19 Anzac road, Leederville, civil servant;