From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||14 Jan 1887|
|Place of Birth||Brunswick, Victoria|
|Death||16 Jan 1946, aged 59|
|Place of Death||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||57 years, 1 month|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Kezia Emily Lilleyman|
|Date of Enlistment||27 Feb 1942|
|Unit/Formation||A.C.M.F. Maintenance Details RAE|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia ?|
War Medal 1939-45 |
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
During 1908 in Subiaco, Paul married Kezia Emily Holmes.
Electoral Roll entries: 1910 at 167 Royal street, East Perth, storeman; 1912 - 1913 Eighth avenue Maylands, blacksmith; 1916 - 1917 Quairading, railway employee; 1925 Clarendon orchard, Karragullen, orchardist; 1931 - 1943 Westfield, labourer;
Paul enlisted in the CMF on 27 Feb 1942 at Claremont and was posted to the RAE maintenance staff that were attached to the 110th Australian Base Hospital in Hollywood. On 1 Jul 1943 Paul was considered to be proficient and awarded a small pay increase. He was in need of medical attention at the hospital for a few days in mid-August 1943. This was to eventually lead to a declaration that he was unfit for service outside Australia or in hot and humid climates. In August 1943 the 18th Australian Maintenance Platoon was created at Karrakatta and staff like Paul were probably held on their strength.
Paul was also a patient of the 110th Australian Base Hospital between 28 and 30 Dec 1944, and perhaps as a result On 29 Jan 1945 Paul was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot to prepare for his discharge which occurred on 1 Feb 1945.
Kezia remained in Westfield (Camillo) until the early 1960s when she moved to Bentley. She died 21 Jan 1978 aged 89.
Army records have his year of birth as 1885. His burial in Karrakatta implies year of birth being 1886 (60 at time of death), and Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981 indicates year of birth as 1887, as does his Victorian Birth entry. The 1887 entry is thought to be the most likely.