Walter Charles Cann

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Walter Charles Cann
Personal Information
Date of Birth 10 Mar 1892
Place of Birth London, England
Death 16 Nov 1975, aged 83
Place of Death Kelmscott, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 50 years old
Description 5'6½" (1.69m) tall ; 135lbs
61.235 kg
; dark complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation driver
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Gertrude Cann
Military Information
Reg Number W67641
Date of Enlistment 22 Mar 1942
Rank Sergeant
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

During WW1 Walter had served with the British cavalry in France. On 4 May 1924, a 31 years old shoeing smith Walter Charles Cann arrived in Fremantle aboard the SS Borda from London with his wife Gertrude (29).

Electoral Roll entries: 1931 - 1943 at First avenue, Kelmscott, labourer

War Service

In Armadale on 22 Mar 1942 Walter was taken on strength by 'D' Company of the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion. Promoted Sergeant on 14 Jul 1942, Walter was discharged on 13 Aug 1944 at his own request after 2 years, 145 days service.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1968 at Marmion street, Kelmscott, labourer; 1972 at 52 Schruth avenue, Kelmscott, retired. Gertrude had died in Kelmscott on 5 Oct 1975, aged 81


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