John Whittaker ww2
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|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|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Rowley road, Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Doris Lillian Whittaker|
|Date of Enlistment||3 Sep 1941|
|Unit/Formation||110th Australian Base Hospital|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
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).
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
The use of ww2 after John's name is to separate him in the wiki from the John Whittaker who served in WW1.