George Douglas Follett

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George Douglas Follett
Personal Information
Date of Birth 6 May 1917
Place of Birth Perth, Western Australia
Death 8 Feb 1968, aged 50
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 24 years 11 months
Description 5'5¼" (1.65m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; dark hair ; scar on right foreleg
Occupation Wood machinist
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Fremantle road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Mary E Follett
Military Information
Reg Number F4169
Date of Enlistment 2 Apr 1942
Rank Stoker
Ships Served On
Ship Name HMAS Medea
Tour Dates 19 Jul 1942 ‒ 30 Jun 1943
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry: 1943 Fremantle road, Armadale, machinist

War Service

George's records are indistinct, much of it erased pencil. Mobilised on 2 Apr 1942, he entered HMAS Cerberus V rated as Stoker grade II. Following training he was posted to HMAS Medea based at Fremantle on 19 Jul 1942. On 2 Feb 1943 he qualified as a Stoker, and remained with HMAS Medea until at least 3 Jul 1944.

His service on HMAS Medea seems to have been principally based at either HMAS Melville in Darwin or HMAS Leeuwin in Fremantle. He was discharged at HMAS Leeuwin on 29 Aug 1945.

War Service

Post War

During 1948 George married Margaret Money Todd (1922 - 1993). Margaret died in Armadale on 25 Jan 1993 aged 71.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1958 at Fremantle street (later road), Armadale, machinist


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