Samuel James Mathews

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Samuel James Mathews
Personal Information
Date of Birth 24 Aug 1916
Place of Birth Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Death 12 Feb 1994, aged 77
Place of Death Swan View, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years, 11 months
Description 5'8½ (1.74m) tall ; 154lbs
69.853 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair ; Appendix scar
Occupation Timber faller
Religion Methodist
Address William street, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Ernest Mathews
Military Information
Reg Number W10779
Date of Enlistment 1 Aug 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 at Curtis mill, Bedfordale, mill hand

War Service

Sam's initial contact with the Army was his mobilisation call up on 1 Aug 1941, but as he was in a protected manpower occupation he was not taken at that time. On 28 Jul 1942 he was enlisted into the Volunteer Defence Corps and allocated to the 12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion. Along with many others his Army number was reallocated on 7 Feb 1944 from W85045 to W10779 and on 31 Jul 1944 he was placed in the Reserve.

Post War

During 1948 Sam married Alice Duff locally.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 Smailes Mill, Kelmscott, mill hand (living at Wheatley street, Gosnells); 1954 at 37 Oats street, Victoria Park, moulder; 1958 - 1980 at 47 Gibbs street, East Cannington, timber worker.


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