George Douglas Follett
From Our Contribution
|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|
|Address||Fremantle road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Mother , Mrs Mary E Follett|
|Date of Enlistment||2 Apr 1942|
|Ships Served On|
|Ship Name||HMAS Medea|
|Tour Dates||19 Jul 1942 ‒ 30 Jun 1943|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
Electoral Roll entry: 1943 Fremantle road, Armadale, machinist
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.
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