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John Alfred Vernon Hanbury

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John Alfred Vernon Hanbury
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 5 Apr 1910
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 19 May 2002, aged 92
Place of Death Bickley, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 31 years, 10 months
Description 5'10" (1.78m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Prospector
Religion Seventh Day Adventist
Address Karragullen, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Ena Jessie Hanbury
Military Information
Reg Number W51776
Date of Enlistment 17 feb 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 9th Australian Motor Ambulance Convoy
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45



Pre War

During 1939 John had married Ena Jessie Davies.

Electoral Roll entries: 1934, Karragullen, orchardist; 1937, Karragullen, salesman

War Service

John enlisted in the CMF on 17 Feb 1942 in Southern Cross and was called up for full time service from 28 Jul 1942. On 4 Aug 1942 he was allocated to the General Reinforcements 13th Australian Infantry Training Battalion at Northam, but on 15 Aug 1942 he was transferred to the Western Command Training Depot AAMC, and on 28 Aug 1942 he was posted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital. He was a patient between 12 and 27 Nov 1942, and on 1 Feb 1943 he was reclassified as a Trade Group III Nursing Orderly.


On 7 Apr 1943 John entrained in Perth for New South Wales where on 23 Jun 1944 he was taken on strength by the 9th Australian Motor Ambulance Convoy. he was in need of medical attention for parotitis from the 3rd Australian Camp Hospital between 7 and 17 Oct 1944 after which he rejoined his unit, remaining with them until after the war concluded when on 31 Aug 1945 he was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for discharge, an event that occurred on 6 Oct 1945. His early discharge assisted by his holding a reserved occupation.

Post War

At the time of his discharge John and Ena had two children under the age of 16. Ena died on 18 May 2009, aged 94 in Rossmoyne.

Electoral Roll entries: 1943 at Donneybrook, flax hand; 1954 - 1963 at Lawnbrook road, Bickley, orchardist; 1968 at Karalundi Mission via Meekatharra, assistant farm manager; 1972 at 5 Nalm road, Bickley, oven attendant; 1977 at 2 Stacey road, Carmel, paving contractor

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