Raymond Douglas Hibben
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|Date of Birth||16 Oct 1924|
|Place of Birth||England|
|Death||6 Sep 1981, aged 56|
|Place of Death||Trigg, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||18 years, 5 months|
5'5" (1.65m) tall ; 140lbs|
63.503 kg; medium complexion ; green eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hall street, Mundijong, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Alfred Hibben|
|Date of Enlistment||28 Mar 1943|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
As an infant, Raymond arrived in Fremantle with his family on 5 Aug 1925 aboard the SS Beltana, having sailed from London.
On 28 Mar 1943, Ray enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Armadale and was allotted to 'D' Company of the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. On 1 May 1945 he was placed in the Reserve along with the rest of his unit.
During 1946 Ray married Dorothy May Cocking (1925 - 2001) in Perth. Dorothy died on 13 Oct 2001 aged 76 in Duncraig. They had four children.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at James street, North beach, die maker; 1954 at 14 James street, North Beach, die maker; 1958 - 1980 at 32 Arnott street, Trigg, die maker;