John Whittaker ww2

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John Whittaker ww2
Whittaker John ww2.jpg
Personal Information
Date of Birth 30 Apr 1900
Place of Birth Cookley, Suffolk, England
Death 29 Apr 1963, aged 62
Place of Death Maylands, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 41 years 4 months
Description 5'6¼" (1.68m) tall ; ; fresh complexion ; hazel eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Cement worker
Religion Church of England
Address Rowley road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Doris Lillian Whittaker
Military Information
Reg Number W26679
Date of Enlistment 3 Sep 1941
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 110th Australian Base Hospital
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Prior to emigrating to Australia John had served as a Petty Officer with an Infantry unit in the British Marines (an arm of their navy).

War Service

On 3 Sep 1941 John enlisted at Swanbourne in the CMF and was posted to the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion. On 1 Jul 1943 he was granted Proficiency Pay at naval base/ From 9 - 19 May he undertook a Hygiene Course on Rottnest and on 20 Jun 1944 he was appointed as a Lance Corporal.

John was transferred to the 10th Australian Garrison Battalion on 3 Nov 1944 before being transferred again on 6 Dec 1944, this time to the 110th Australian Base Hospital where he was promoted Corporal on 7 Nov 1945. He became a patient on 28 Jan 1946 with an abscess to his right elbow, before returning to his unit on 6 Feb 1946. (John had volunteered to work through the demobilisation period.)

On 21 Feb 1947 he was released to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot to undertake his discharge on 16 Mar 1947

Post War


The use of ww2 after John's name is to separate him in the wiki from the John Whittaker who served in WW1.

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