Ramsay MacDonald (Mack) Lightbody

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Ramsay MacDonald (Mack) Lightbody
Personal Information
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1924
Place of Birth Mardella, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 2 months
Description 5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 136lbs
61.689 kg
; Medium complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Apprentice Fitter
Religion Presbyterian
Address Mundijong, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Robert Lightbody
Military Information
Reg Number W67660
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Attended Mundijong school from 1929 - 1935 and was living in Cockram street, Mundijong by 1935.

War Service

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.

Post War

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;


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