Ramsay MacDonald (Mack) Lightbody
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||22 Jan 1924|
|Place of Birth||Mardella, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||18 years, 2 months|
5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 136lbs|
61.689 kg; Medium complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
|Address||Mundijong, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Robert Lightbody|
|Date of Enlistment||22 Mar 1942|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Attended Mundijong school from 1929 - 1935 and was living in Cockram street, Mundijong by 1935.
On 22 Mar 1942 Mack enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale, and was assigned to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 May 1945 along with the rest of the battalion he was placed in Reserve. Mac's original Army number appears to have been W59777 in relation to his call up on 25 Feb 1942 when it is likely he was determined to be in a reserved occupation.
During 1952 Ramsay married Edna Phyllis Manning (1926 - 2011). On 13 May 2005 Edna died in Nedlands, aged 85.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1980 at Cockram street, Mundijong, fitter;