Stanley Garrett

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Stanley Garrett
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 3 Oct 1905
Place of Birth Dartford, Kent, England
Death 22 Dec 1971, aged 66
Place of Death Forrestfield, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 34 years, 11 months
Description 5'9" (1.75m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Labourer
Religion Church of England
Address Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Mary Margaret Garrett
Military Information
Reg Number W32998 & WX40549
Date of Enlistment 20 Sep 1940 & 10 Sep 1943
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 137th Australian General Transport Company
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Stanley arrived in Australia aboard the SS Zealandic with his parents Tom (43) and Eliza (42) and 9 siblings ranging in age from 18 to an Infant. They had sailed from Liverpool, arriving in Fremantle on 7 Dec 1911.

During 1933 Stan had married Mary Margaret Whitaker. Electoral Roll entries: 1930 - 1931 at Latham, farm hand; 1936 at 179 Lake street, North Perth, office cleaner.

War Service

Original enlistment was in the CMF on 12 Sep 1940 when he was posted to the Western Command Bulk Issue Petrol and Oil Depot. He was called up for full time duty on 30 Sep 1941 and on 16 Jan 1942 he was detached to the Special Mobile Force at Bushmead until 17 Aug 1942 when he was transferred to the 3rd Australian Corps Troops Supply Column. On 26 Aug 1942 Stanley was charged with having been AWOL from 8:30am on 22 Aug 1942 until 8:30am on 24 Aug 1942. Stan forfeited 2 days pay and was awarded 3 days Confined to Barracks. Stan transferred to the 3rd Australian Corps Troops Petrol Company on 5 Feb 1943. There on 12 Feb 1943 Stanley was charged with having been AWOL from 8:30am 7 Feb 1943 until 11:30am on 12 Feb 1943. In addition to forfeiting 5 days pay he was also fined £1. On 28 February Stanley was again found guilty of having been AWOL from 10:00pm 27 Feb 1943 until 7:15am 28 Feb 1943. Automatic forfeiture of a days pay, and Stanley was awarded 14 days Confined to Barracks.

On 15 Apr 1943 Stanley was transferred to 37th Australian Company AASC. On 21 Apr 1943 he was allocated to the 128th Australian General Transport Company. Posted again on 3 Aug 1943, this time to the 138th Australian General Transport Company. During his time with them he enlisted in the 2nd AIF and was graded as a TG III Clerk. On 1 May 1944 Stanley was transferred to the 38th Australian Company AASC and then on 8 Jun 1944 he was transferred to the 137th Australian General Transport Company.

On 19 Sep 1944 Stanley was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital where he was classified 'D' (Psychosis) and transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot on 27 Oct 1944. Stanley was discharged on 30 Oct 1944 as medically unfit.

Post War

Stan's address on discharge was 199 Seventh avenue, Maylands. Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Crimea street, Morley Park, shop hand; 1958 - 1968 at 22 Lewis road, Kalamunda, process worker


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