Dorothy Joy Cloutt

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Dorothy Joy Cloutt
Personal Information
Date of Birth 16 Mar 1924
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years, 7 months
Occupation Shop assistant
Religion Church of England
Address Albany highway, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. Alfred Charles
Military Information
Reg Number WF90132
Date of Enlistment 25 Oct 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 4th Australian Base Postal Unit
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Lived in Kelmscott prior to her marriage to Sergeant Thomas Stanley O'Meagher O'Meagher on 24 Feb 1945.

War Service

On 25 Oct 1942 Dorothy enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service at the WACA Ground in Perth employed as a Trade Group III Clerk. On 14 Nov 1942 Dorothy was posted to the 4th Australian Base Postal Unit. On 24 Aug 1943 Dorothy was admitted to the 1st Australian Women's Hospital and released to duty on 1 Oct 1943. On 25 Oct 1943 she celebrated 12 months service with a pay increase. On 24 Feb 1945 she was married and took Leave without Pay from 10 - 23 Mar 1945.

Admitted to 110th Australian Base Hospital on 16 Jul 1945, suffering with Intertrigo cyesis (skin condition associated with pregnancy). Released from hospital on 2 Aug 1945 she was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for discharge which occurred on 9 Aug 1945.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1977 at 199 Brookton highway, Karragullen; 1980 at Munjerring Springs, box 64, Toodyay.


Military records use surname of 'Meagher". They lived on the O'Meagher family orchard 'Omeo', while building a home for themselves on a portion of the property (a block of land was gifted to each son). At a later stage, Dot and Tom moved to a farm in Toodyay, according to the oral history of Dawn O'Meagher held in the Birtwistle Family Library.

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