Wilfred Henry Babb

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Wilfred Henry Babb
Personal Information
Date of Birth 17 Nov 1925
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 24 Sep 2015, aged 89
Place of Death Warnbro, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 16 years, 4 months
Occupation Fitter
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Henry Alfred Babb
Military Information
Reg Number W68027
Date of Enlistment 29 Mar 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Wilfred Henry Babb
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Plaque Information
Date of Birth 17 November 1925
Age at Death 89 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Wilfred Henry Babb Born 17/11/1925 Died 24/09/2015 Aged 89 Years

Pre War

War Service

Enlisted at Maddington, away from the knowing eyes of the Armadale community as he had given an incorrect birthdate (25 Mar 1924 - v - 17 Nov 1925). However, he was posted to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion so it would have been picked up. Discharged on 14 Apr 1944 in South Perth at own request following service on part time basis for 2 years and 24 days.

Post War

During 1949 Wilfred married Hazel Cumber. Daughter Jennifer Constance. Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1958 Railway terrace, Kelmscott, fitter; 1963 - 1980 at 24 Streich avenue, Kelmscott, fitter


Military records give his date of birth as 25 Mar 1924 With correct dob, he was underage when he enlisted.

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