Claude Vincent Kinsella
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|Date of Birth||5 Nov 1903|
|Place of Birth||Bunbury, Western Australia|
|Death||26 Mar 1965, aged 61|
|Place of Death||Kelmscott, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||38 years, 8 months|
6'1" (1.85m) tall ; 173lbs|
78.471 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Gleneagle via Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Gladys Muriel Kinsella|
|Reg Number||W68139 & W93460|
|Date of Enlistment||16 Jul 1942|
|Unit/Formation||12th (Jarrah) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Claude married Gladys Muriel Bright during 1927. Daughter Florence Joan was born during 1932.
Electoral Roll entries: 1925 at 6 Joel terrace, Perth, forest guard; 1931 - 1937 at Jarrahdale, assistant forester;
Enlisted as a Private on 26 Apr 1942 in Armadale, he was appointed 2IC of 'A' Company on 2 Sep 1942 at Jarrahdale, and subsequently promoted to Lieutenant on 4 Nov 1942. Claude completed a Company Commanders Course at Harvey between 1 and 22 Aug 1943, and on completion of the course he was appointed 'A' Company Commander of the 12th VDC Battalion. On 5 Oct 1943 he was promoted to Captain.
Claude's Army Number was reallocated to W93460 on 7 Feb 1944. His appointment was terminated on 15 Oct 1945 and he was placed on the Reserve List.
Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at Gleneagles, forester; 1958 at First avenue, Kelmscott, forester
Gladys died on 13 Jan 1985, aged 83.