Wallace (Bob) HISLOP

HISLOP, Wallace

Service Number: WX35878
Enlisted: 23 November 1942
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: West Midland, Western Australia, , 27 January 1917
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Perth, Western Australia, 9 May 1995, aged 78 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Pinnaroo Valley Chapel & Crematorium
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World War 2 Service

23 Nov 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX35878
26 Apr 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX35878

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Wallace (Bob) was the youngest of twelve children of Alfred Hislop (b1871 in Quindalup WA) and Alice Mary Harwood (b1875 in Quindalup WA). Alfred - a Horse Trainer and Racer - and Alice married in 1896 in Quindalup WA. Alfred joined the Railways and the family lived in Quindalup, Bunbury, Brunswick Junction, Fremantle and Perth.

Bob was a member of the 44th Battalion Militia Band with his six brothers. He was a Labourer in Perth in November 1942 when he enlisted in the Australian Army (Private; Service No:WX35878). He was attached to Australian War Graves Maintenance Section QLD Detail when he was Discharged in April 1946. Six of Bob's brothers served in WWI/WWII.

In 1943 Bob married Pansy Joyce Redford (b1921 in Sussex, England) - Pansy had arrived with her family in 1924 in Albany WA on board the Euripides. Wallace and Pansy lived in Wundowie WA where Bob was a Labourer before relocating to Perth in the 1950s. Bob worked as a Labourer in Perth, where he died in 1995. Pansy died in 2000.