Philip Emanuel Ellice

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Philip Emanuel Ellice
Personal Information
Date of Birth 28 Dec 1908
Place of Birth Carnarvon, Western Australia
Death 14 Oct 1962, aged 53
Place of Death South Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 33 years, 6 months
Description 5'11" (1.80m) tall ; 161lbs
73.028 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Truck driver
Religion Church of England
Address Bedfordale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Hilda Martha Jane Ellice
Military Information
Reg Number W85008
Date of Enlistment 5 Jul 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

During 1921 Philip was a student at the Hopelands Primary School. He had also attended the Serpentine school. During 1935 Philip had married Hilda May Vivian in Perth. He remarried during 1941 to Hilda Martha Jane Mead (1909 - 1990) Hilda died on 28 Jan 1990 in Maylands. For a time in 1936 Philip was a casual labourer employed by the Western Australian Government Railways at Dwellingup Mills, but at time of enlistment he was working as a log hauler for WA Salvage Coy.

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 at 2 Garrett road, Maylands, fish salesman; 1937 at 30 Francis street, Perth, timber worker with Hilda May; 1943 at 131 Albany road, Victoria Park, truck driver with Hilda Martha Jane.

War Service

On 26 Apr 1942 Philip enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Mundijong, and was allocated to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion, but transferred soon after on 1 Jul 1942 to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion. On 31 Jul 1944 along with the rest of his unit he was placed in the Reserve.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at 118 Brandon street, South Perth, fitter;

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