Kathleen Winifred Golby
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||27 Dec 1922|
|Place of Birth||Subiaco, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||21 years, 2 months|
|Description||5'3" (1.60m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Husband , Mr Roy Golby|
|Date of Enlistment||10 Mar 1944|
|Unit/Formation||10th Australian Base Stores Platoon RAE|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Had studied to 8th Standard.
On 8 Mar 1944 Kathleen enlisted in the Australian Women's Army Service in Claremont, and on 13 March she was posted to 6th AWS Training Company. Training completed, on 10 Apr 1944 she was posted to the 4th Australian Motor Transport Training Depot to undertake a training course at Guildford. Training completed she was posted to 4th Australian Engineers Stores where she was classified as a Driver Mechanic TGII. On 14 Sep 1944 her posting changed to 10th Australian Base Stores Platoon RAE. On 5 Dec 1944 Kathleen Winifred (nee) Knapp married NX40027 Corporal Roy Frederick George Golby. Roy had served as a Corporal with the 2/6th Armoured Regiment from 28 Jul 1941 until 27 Nov 1945.
On 17 Sep 1945 Kathleen was admitted to 110th Australian Base Hospital for treatment for a abscess in the right breast and was discharged on 26 Sep 1945. On 31 Oct 1945 Kathleen was transferred to 31st AWAS Barrack in order to be discharged on 2 Nov 1945.
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 at 86 Victoria street, Bunbury (Roy a mechanic); 1958 at 73 Maxwell street, Harvey; 1977 at 39 Sutherland street, Port Hedland; 1980 at 6b Mosaic street, Shelley.