Ronald Francis Deering
From Our Contribution
|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|
|Address||c/- Blackburn's store, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. Francis Cyril Deering|
|Date of Enlistment||5 Jul 1942|
|Unit/Formation||12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
During 1939 Ron attended the Gleneagle State School, where his father was based as an Overseer of the Forests Department.
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.
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.