Norman Henry Napier

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Norman Henry Napier
Napier Norm.jpg
Extracted from 1934 Armadale AFL team photo
Personal Information
Date of Birth 30 Mar 1909
Place of Birth Narrogin, Western Australia
Death 7 Nov 1984, aged 75
Place of Death Mundaring, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 33 years old
Description 6' (1.83m) tall ; 170lbs
77.111 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; grey hair
Occupation Butcher
Religion Church of England
Address Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Lily Amelia Napier
Military Information
Reg Number W61980
Date of Enlistment 3 Apr 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

On 17 Feb 1930 Norm had married Lilly Amelia Bingham (1911 - 1983) in the local area. Lilly died on 16 Sep 1983, aged 72 in Riverton. H had spent 3 years in the Army Reserve Field Artillery prior to call up. Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at Bunbury road, Armadale, farmer.

War Service

On 3 Apr 1942 at Claremont Norman was called up and allocated to the 3rd (Swan) VDC Battalion where on 8 Feb 1942 he was promoted Sergeant. His Army number at that time was W69524. On 28 Feb 1943 he was transferred to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion, and when granted leave for three months commencing 26 Mar 1943 he voluntarily reverted to Private. While on leave he was given a new Army number of W61980. Norman was discharged on 23 Nov 1943

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Bunbury road, Armadale, farmer; 1958 at Ninth road, Armadale, farmer; 1963 at 27 Mount street, West Perth, stock buyer; 1968 - 1977 at Ninth road, Armadale, stock buyer.


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