William John Lucas

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William John Lucas
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 9 May 1914
Place of Birth Mount Magnet, Western Australia
Death 22 Nov 1990, aged 76
Place of Death Armadale-Kelmscott Memorial Hospital, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 10 months
Occupation Brick maker
Religion Church of England
Address Lady McNess drive, Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Willie Lucas
Military Information
Reg Number W16620
Date of Enlistment 6 Mar 1941
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 109th Australian Convalescent Depot
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Monument(s) Roleystone Roll of Honour

William John Lucas
Plaque Information
Date of Birth 9 May 1914
Age at Death 76 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of William John Lucas Born 1914 Died 22/11/1990 Aged 76 Years

Pre War

War Service

On 6 Mar 1942 Bill was called up in Perth, but was not required on a full time basis until 21 Aug 1941 when he was posted to the 109th Australian Convalescent Depot. On 13 Feb 1943 he was charged with 'Breaking out of Camp' for which he received a Severe Reprimand. On 21 Jun 1943 he was admitted to the 38th Australian Camp Hospital before being discharged on 25 Jun 1943. On 30 Sep 1943 he was injured while on duty, an investigation finding no negligence.

On 28 Dec 1943 he was granted Leave without pay until 25 Jan 1944, later extended to 8 Feb 1944 before returning to the 109th Australian Convalescent Depot. From 25 June until 27 Jun 1944 he was being cared for by the 2/14th Australian Light Field Ambulance after which he was reclassified medically as unfit for driving, and hence sent on 2 Oct 1944 to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for discharge which occurred on 4 Oct 1944.

Post War

Bill married Elsie May Martin (1918- 1993) in 1945 and they had two daughters and a son. Electoral Roll entries: 1972 - 198 at 112 River road, Kelmscott, MWS employee. Bill was recognised for his contribution to the Kelmscott Agricultural Society in 1983 by being listed as a "Life Member".


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