Stanley Gordon Devereux

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Stanley Gordon Devereux
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 1 May 1917
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 5 Mar 1996, aged 78
Place of Death Queens park, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 4 months
Description 6'0¾" (1.83m) tall ; 150lbs
68.039 kg
; medium complexion ; brown eyes ; black hair
Occupation Carpenter
Religion Church of Christ
Address George street, Queens Park
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Elsie L Devereux
Military Information
Reg Number 83732
Date of Enlistment 11 Sep 1943
Rank Leading Aircraftsman
Unit/Formation No. 7 Communication Unit RAAF
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Medals War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

Stan married Elsie Lilian Hurley (1920 - 21 Jun 2012) on 11 Mar 1939. Son Norman Charles was born 3 Sep 1939; son Barry Edward on 6 Jan 1941, and daughter Lilian Mary on 11 Jan 1945.

War Service

Enlisted on 31 Aug 1943 as an Aircraftsman level 1 and mustered as Carpenter II

On 11 Sep 1943 he was posted to No.4 Recruiting Depot before being sent to RAAF Base Pearce Headquarters on 16 Oct 1943. On 18 Dec 1943 this was changed to No. 7 Communication Unit RAAF. The Communication Flights were involved in ferrying passengers and the occasional aircraft around Australia and New Guinea. Passengers were generally high ranking personnel such as General Blamey, senior public servants and the occasional overseas visitors. Some of the other activities that the unit participated in were:-

  • target drogue towing,
  • photographic missions,
  • co-operation and communication flights for both Australian Army and the Royal Australian Navy,
  • ferrying parts and equipment,
  • safe-hand mail delivery,
  • occasional medical evacuations.

Promoted Leading Aircraftsman on 1 Jan 1944, he was briefly hospitalised from 21 - 25 Apr 1944. Stan was posted to No. 5 Personnel Depot RAAF on 18 Mar 1946 and discharged on 29 Mar 1946

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1980 at 178 George street, Queens Park, carpenter and then builder.


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