Stewart Chandler Mack

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Stewart Chandler Mack
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 Feb 1924
Place of Birth Subiaco, Western Australia
Death 12 Mar 1994, aged 70
Place of Death Gosnells, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 7 months
Description 5'5" (1.65m) tall ; 116lb
"lb" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair ; scar on outer side right thigh
Occupation Orchard hand
Religion Presbyterian
Address Albany road, Bedfordale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Robert Mack
Military Information
Reg Number 82237
Date of Enlistment 9 Oct 1942
Rank Leading Aircraftman
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia

Pre War

On enlistment in the RAAF, Stewart declared that he had previously served in the RANR (Navy Reserve) for six months. In August 1942 he fractured his collar bone delaying his enlistment. He had been employed for 15 months as a Trainee Wireless mechanic.

War Service

On 9 Oct 1942, 18 year old Stewart enlisted in the RAAF at No. 4 RAAF Recruiting Centre, and he was mustered as a General Hand V. Later that day he was sent to the No. 4 Recruit Depot RAAF to undertake the No.P189 Recruits Drill course before being posted on 1 Jan 1943 to No. 10 Stores Depot RAAF in Maylands. He was granted Sick Leave from 9 Feb 1943 untl 15 Feb 1943. On 9 Apr 1943 Stewart was appointed leading Aircraftman, and his next posting took place on 11 May 1943 when he joined No. 85 Squadron RAAF. While with them he was again given sick leave, from 8 Oct 1943 until 4 Nov 1943.

Stewart was transferred on 24 Dec 1943 to No. 5 School of Technical Training RAAF, with an attachment to HQ WA from 9 Mar to 5 Apr 1944 until 13 May 1944 when he was transferred to No. 1 Engineering School RAAF to undertake the No. 35 Trainee Fitter Course finishing on 26 Apr 1944. From 22 May 1944 until 12 Aug 1944 Stewart was a participant in the No. 3752 Flight Rigger Course. On 14 Aug 1944 his posting changed to No. 6 Service Flying Training School RAAF. While with them he was detached to No. 7 RAAF Hospital from 27 Aug 1944 until 7 Sep 1944. On 24 Mar 1945 Stewart embarked in Perth for Melbourne where he arrived on 28 Mar 1945 to join No. 1 Personnel Depot RAAF. Then on 25 Apr 1945 he embarked in Melbourne for the UK.

It appears that he was then sent to the Middle East Command, his records record him as disembarking in Egypt on 15 May 1945 and joining the No. 22 Personnel and Training Command RAF until he arrived back in the UK from Alexandria on 6 Jul 1945. On 7 Aug 1945 Stewart was posted to No. 55 Base Operating Unit RAF.

The next day Stewart was posted to No. 21 Personnel & Training Command RAF where on 13 August he was remustered as a Flight Rigger II. On 26 Jul 1945 this changed to No. 1 PDC RAF and on 22 Oct 1945 to No. 33 PDC RAF. On 2 Oct 1945 he was posted to an admin unit and he arrived back in the UK from Alexandria on 6 Jul 1945, and the next day was posted to No. 21 Personnel & Training Command RAF. Stewart was on 25 Jan 1946 posted to No. 11 Personnel Despatch & Receiving Centre RAAF.

Stewart's records adised that he disembarked in Perth on 24 Mar 1946 and was taken in by No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF who discharged him on 1 May 1946.

Post War

On 5 Apr 1947 Stuart married Ada Clayton in Perth. They had one child

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at Albany highway, Maddington, orchardist; 1958 at Bunbury road, Armadale, linesman; 1968 - 1980 at 22 Terrence street, Gosnells, linesman


In his RAAF records his name is spelt Stewart, but in some other official records it is Stuart Chandler Mack.

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