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Dyas E. G. (Ted) RAN WW2

At the age of twenty Ted joined the Navy on the 14th of October 1940 at Hobart, Tasmania, at the depot called “H.M.A.S, HUON”.  After some training there and at Flinders Naval depot in Melbourne he was drafted to “HMAS Kuttabull”, an old Sydney Harbour ferry, commandeered for accommodation at Garden Island.  That was the …

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BARTON Ted Merchant Navy WW2

Ted, a member of the Merchant Navy, joined the MV Duke of Athens as a 16 year old galley boy at Fremantle on the 27th of May 1942.  The ship picked up a load of wheat at Geraldton and set sail for Europe via the Capetown.  The ship joined a convoy which assembled at Freetown, …

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ELLISS W. J. (Bill)

LANCE CORPORAL W. J. (Bill) ELLIS. KILLED ACTION 19-12-1952.       Bill Ellis had all the qualifications to be a member of the Returned and Services League, but he never had the opportunity to join the Sub-Branch, for he was killed in action in Korea.  Bill’s is a typical story of popular and dynamic …

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BEST (Basil) B. AO

30 October 1923 – 5 April 2019 This is Basil’s story as told by him and held by the Battye Library to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. Basil was an energetic and stauch supporter of our Sub-Branch   I was born at home at 17 Norfolk Street, North Perth on 30 October 1923 so that …

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