Kevin David Anderson

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Kevin David Anderson
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 13 Feb 1925
Place of Birth Kelmscott, Western Australia
Death 1 Dec 2002, aged 77
Place of Death Ferndale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 18 years old.
Description 5'6½" (1.69m) tall ; 116lbs
52.617 kg
; medium complexion ; hazel eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Shop assistant
Religion Church of England
Address Albany road, Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr James Alexander Anderson
Military Information
Reg Number 82954
Date of Enlistment 27 Feb 1943
Rank Leading Aircraftsman
Unit/Formation No. 87 Squadron RAAF
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

War Service

Enlisted a fortnight after his 18th birthday at No. 4 Recruiting Centre in Perth, mustered as a Junior Technical with rank of Aircraftsman level 1. On 4 Apr 1943 he was posted to No. 5 School of Technical Training RAAF for initial trade skills, passing his Trainee Fitter's Course on 18 Jun 1943. On 9 Jul 1943 he had moved to No. 1 Engineering School RAAF at Ascot Vale in Victoria where he completed the No. 380 Fitter/Mechanics Course between 26 Jul and 16 Oct 1943. On graduation his mustering was changed to AC1 Flight Mechanic. His posting changed again on 25 Oct 1943 to No. 6 Service Flying Training School RAAF. With his initial training completed, Kevin was sent to the No. 4 Personnel Depot RAAF in Springbank near Ballarat, Victoria on 22 Dec 1943 to await an operational posting.

On 18 Jan 1945 Kevin was posted to No. 87 Squadron RAAF at Coomalie Creek airfield in the Northern Territory. The squadron operated de Havilland Mosquito photo reconnaissance aircraft. One of their aircraft was the last one based on mainland Australia to participate in an operational mission during the war. While in the Northern Territory, David was promoted to Leading Aircraftsman on 16 Mar 1945. In October 1945 the squadron relocated to Parkes in New South Wales. Kevin transferred back to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF at Pearce on 8 Feb 1946 and was discharged on 21 Feb 1946.

Post War

During 1948 Kevin married Dora Ada Wallace. Dora died on 18 Feb 2012 aged 87 in Rossmoyne. Electoral Roll entries for 1949 - 1954 show Kevin living on Albany road, Kelmscott, working as a shop assistant. From 1958 to 1972 at 9 Schruth street, Kelmscott as a shop assistant. From 1977 to 1980 at 33 Beaconsfield street, St James as a clerk.

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Plaque Information
Date of Birth 13 February 1925
Age at Death 77 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Kevin David Anderson Born 13/02/1925 Died 01/12/2002 Aged 77 Years


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