Joseph Frankel

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Joseph Frankel
Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 May 1913
Place of Birth Czortkow, Poland
Age at Enlistment 28 years, 9 months
Description 5'11½" (1.82m) tall ; 172lbs
78.018 kg
; medium complexion ; brown eyes ; dark brown hair ; appendix scar
Occupation Poultry farmer
Religion Jewish
Address Ninth avenue, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Sister , Mrs. C Wolf (Tel Aviv, Palestine)
Military Information
Reg Number W61802
Date of Enlistment 19 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Joseph, a 25 year old farmer, sailed from London on 28 Oct 1938 for Fremantle on board the SS Strathnaver, arriving in Fremantle on 29 Nov 1938. His enlistment papers were marked "Area to investigate". He had graduated in Poland as a lawyer.

War Service

On 19 March 1942 Joseph was mobilised and was interviewed at Claremont. Presumably following investigation he was permitted to enlist in the Volunteer Defence Corps on 11 Jul 1942, allocated to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion.on 7 Feb 1944 he was issued with a new Army number, W61802 replacing W85047. During 1944 Joseph had married Elizabeth Alma Pittman in Perth, and then along with the rest of his unit he was placed in the Reserve on 31 Jul 1944.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries 1949 at Fremantle road, Armadale, farmer


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