John William Valli

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John William Valli
Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 Aug 1914
Place of Birth Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Death 10 Sep 1998, aged 84
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 27 years, 8 months
Description 5'11" (1.80m) tall ; 158lbs
71.668 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; black hair
Occupation Farmer
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Ninth road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Luigi Valli
Military Information
Reg Number W69569
Date of Enlistment 26 Apr 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at Ninth road, Armadale, farmer.

War Service

Called up on 6 Mar 1941, he presented to the Drill Hall on Mounts Bay road in Perth, but as a farmer he was exempt from service. On 26 Apr 1942 John enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale and was allocated to the 3rd (Swan) VDC Battalion's 'H.V.' Company. On 28 Feb 1943 he was transferred to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion, and was discharged on 15 Nov 1943.

On 2 Jan 1943 John married Annie Amelia Price (1920 - 1998) locally. Annie died on 5 Jul 1997 in Armadale.

" Miss A.A. Price of Fifth road Armadale, Groom J.W. Valli also of Fifth road, Armadale. Brigadier J.G.L. Valli Bestman. [1]

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1968 at Ninth road, Armadale, farmer; 1972 - 1980 at Lot 11 Forrest road, Armadale, School bus contractor.


  1. Trove - West Australian Jan 2 1943

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