Ronald Francis Deering

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Ronald Francis Deering
Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Sep 1923
Place of Birth Dwellingup. Western Australia
Death 1 Oct 2012, aged 85
Place of Death Jane Brook, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 9 months
Occupation Forestry worker
Religion Roman Catholic
Address c/- Blackburn's store, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Francis Cyril Deering
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 1939 Ron attended the Gleneagle State School, where his father was based as an Overseer of the Forests Department.

War Service

Ron enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps at Jarrahdale on 5 Jul 1942, and was allocated to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion./ On 31 Jul 1944 Ron, along with the rest of his unit was placed in the Reserve.

Post War

During 1948 Ronald married Eunice Patricia Green in Perth.

Electoral Roll entry: 1949 - 1954 at 11 Lane street, North Perth, truck driver; 1958 - 1968 at 83 Ventnor street, Scarborough, truck driver; 1977 - 1980 at Lot 1 Toodyay road, Middle Swan, cartage contractor


If Ron's date of birth shown on Ancestry records is correct (11 Sep 1926) then he was only 15 years, 9 months old when he joined the VDC Battalion.

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