From Our Contribution
Twenty nine year old Albert arrived in Fremantle aboard the SS Bendigo on 31 Dec 1927 from London with his 27 year old wife Lilian, and 3 year old son Alan.
Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1937 with Lillian at State road, Byford, labourer; 1943 alone at 31 Ord street, West Perth, clerk.
Albert was first enlisted into the CMF on 19 Dec 1940 and posted to 5th Garrison Battalion. He was discharged from this unit on 6 Nov 1941. Albert re-enlisted on 20 Mar 1942 in the Voluntary Defence Corp, and was posted to the 1st (Perth) VDC Battalion. His date of discharge from this unit is unknown but it would predate his enlistment in the RAAF on 2 Oct 1942.
discharged on 27 Feb 1946
Electoral Roll entries: 1977 - 1980 at 16 Munja way, Nollamara, retired, with Freda Newton.
Albert's son Alan William Walmsley enlisted in the CMF, the VDC and then the RAAF, where he was a Temporary Warrant Officer in Canberra at time of discharge on 26 Feb 1946.