Albert Walmsley

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Albert Walmsley
Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 Apr 1898
Place of Birth Brinscall, Lancashire, England
Death 8 Sep 2001, aged 92
Place of Death Parkwood, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 44 years, 5 months
Address Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Son , Mr Alan Walmsley
Military Information
Reg Number W27505 ; W66612 & 82191
Date of Enlistment 2 Oct 1942
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation RAAF Provost Unit (Victorian Section)
Post War Details

Pre War

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.

War Service

Albert was first enlisted into the CMF on 19 Dec 1940 and posted to 5th Australian 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

Post War

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.

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