Charles Harold (Charlie) WEEKS

WEEKS, Charles Harold

Service Number: 437023
Enlisted: 10 October 1942, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: No. 199 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 5 August 1923
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: 1929 - 1937 Adelaide High, Gilles St Practising, and Cowandilla Schools
Occupation: Bricklayer/Painter & Signwriter
Died: Natural causes, Gawler, Adelaide South Australia, 2011
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

10 Oct 1942: Involvement Flying Officer, SN 437023
10 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 437023, Adelaide, South Australia
13 Dec 1945: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 437023, No. 199 Squadron (RAF)

RAAF Flying Officer 437023 Weeks, Charles ( Charlie ) Harold

All of Francis James Weeks 4 Sons enlisted WW2 : Stan, James ( Jim ), Max & Charlie
( as did the Francis James 4 Brothers in WW1 : Francis James [ Jim ], Leslie Horace, Stanley William & Roy Eric ) ;
listed in order of seniority : from Noarlunga, South Australia Colonial Pioneer Farming Family, Francis Allen Prideaux Weeks & Elizabeth nee Northey

Interesting Note : Traditionally, the Eldest ( &or 2nd Eldest ) Children left School earlier than usual to hold Adult jobs, to assist the Parent/s in supporting the youngest children, particularly where the Family size was above average ;
Being of working Class backgrounds, this was the case for 2 successive Generations of the Weeks Family/ies ; in both :-

* WW1 Francis James ( & Leslie Horace, 2nd eldest ) Weeks
1903 Francis James Weeks started work as a 14 year old boy, at the Glenthorne Farm Estate approximately with 1903 Apr18 Plough age, under George Brookman
1928 - 1935 Francis James ( Jim ) Weeks & his 4 pre WW2 Sons ( Stan, James, Max & Charlie ) worked tirelessly on " Uncle " Jocks ( Harris ) Family Farm during the Great Depression ; 50% South Australia Workforce unemployed ( compulsory acquired by the Commonwealth Government, for the Adelaide Airport in 1946, as with many other Dairies / Farms, of the Era
&
* WW2 Stan Leslie ( & Lorna Nellie, eldest ) Weeks
1934 Nov 06 Stan L C Weeks ( eldest of 4 WW2 Weeks Brothers ), enlisted as " Permanent Forces " Ordinary Seaman 20507 Melbourne, Victoria



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Max, Charlie ( & Jim ) Common postings &or Dates as per Max’s ( Wellington ) Flying Log Book, Service Record, Charlie’s Airman Service Record & Max’s Airgraphs 1943 Nov 16 – 1944 Feb 16 :-

1934 Nov 06 Stan L C Weeks ( eldest of 4 WW2 Weeks Brothers ), enlisted as " Permanent Forces " Ordinary Seaman 20507 Melbourne, Victoria
1942 Feb 11 Max & Charles Harold Weeks enlist in RAAF Reserve Class E5 ( Air Crew V ), at Adelaide No 5 Recruiting Station
1942 Feb 12 James 22, on the R.A.A.F. reserve " as per Trove NLA Article " 3 Brothers In Air Force, One in Navy "
1942 Oct 10 Max & Charlie No 4 ITS Victor Harbour, South Australia
1943 Jan 07 Max & Charlie No 11 EFTS Benalla, Victoria
1943 Apr 10 Max & Charlie No 7 SFTS Deniliquin, New South Wales
1943 Apr - Nov James met Clark Gable, who suffered FROST BITE on 1 occasion with only leather gloves, filming segments of the propaganda Film " Combat America " to assist in declining Air Gunnery Recruitment due to horrendously high casualty rates ( 50+ % ) akin to WW1 ;
1943 May According to Max’s airgraph ( 1944 Jan 9 ) to his Mother ( “ Da “ ), James had already been in USA NY ? from 1943 May onwards ( 4 Months earlier ? )
1943 Oct 09 Charlie arrives in UK from USA
1943 Sep 26 – Oct 12 Max in USA & NY
1943 Nov 16 Max’s Airgraph “ Jimmy Charlie & myself have been united again “
1943 Nov 18 Max’s Airgraph “ Jimmy is down here with us now “
1943 Dec 08 Max’s Airgraph “ Jimmy left the other day “
1944 Jan & prior " SA Airmen entertained in New York " Article Trove NLA
1944 Feb 16 Max’s Airgraph “ Charlie & myself are again stationed together “
1944 Mch 21 posted SAME time ; Max & Charlie posted to No 6 ( P ) AFU Little Rissington ;
1944 Apr 06 Max's Airgraph : Max & Charlie visit to Tommy Crook & Family ( nee Harris ), Horsepath
( Horspath – old Roman &or Norman Route ), Oxford ( Oxfordshire ), England ;
1943 Nov - Dec ? previously " Jimmy visited " Tommy Crook & Family ( nee Harris )
( birth place of Maternal Grandfather, Charles " Chas " Harris, Coach builder, Waymouth St, Johns St & then Wright St, City, Adelaide, South Australia
1944 Apr 25 posted SAME time ; Max : No 15416 Bat Flight Pershore ; Charlie : 1516 Bat : Flight ?
1944 May 02 posted SAME time ; Max : Windrush ; Charlie : ceased to be attached
1944 Jun 10 Max's Airgraph : Max & Charlie visit to Tommy Crook & Family ( nee Harris ), Horsepath ( Horspath ), Oxford ( Oxfordshire ), England ;
1944 Aug 12 Max killed Moreton in Marsh
1944 Sep 16 James RAAF ( " ret " ? ) returned ; Discharged 1 October 1945 !



4 of 4. RAAF Flying Officer 437023 Weeks, Charles ( Charlie ) Harold

Occupation : Bricklayer Improver ? ( Max ? Painter & Signwriter ) for Merv C Wood, Maddern Avenue, Glandore, South Australia
Residence: Francis James Weeks & Mother : Ellen Theresa ( " Da " or Nellie ) nee Harris, 37 Milner St, Hilton, South Australia
Born: 5 August 1923, Adelaide, South Australia
Religion : Church of England
School/s : 1929 - 1937 Adelaide High, Gilles St Practising, Cowandilla, Schools, all South Australia
Son of Francis James Weeks & Ellen Theresa ( " Da " or Nellie ) nee Harris
Marital Status : Single ( Married 1947 Mch 29 )
Next of kin: Father : Francis James Weeks & Mother : Ellen Theresa ( " Da " or Nellie ) nee Harris, 37 Milner St, Hilton, South Australia
Enlisted : 10 October 1942 ( as Air Crew V ), No 5 Recruiting Station, Adelaide
( Attested SAME day as 2nd youngest Brother Maxwell Allen [ as WW1 Francis James & Leslie Horace did together in 1913 Feb 10 ],
almost 1 Month AFTER 2nd Eldest Brother James [ Jim ] John )
Embarked: 30 August 1943 Melbourne, Victoria
Age at embarkation : 20
Returned: 17 October 1945
Demobilisation / Discharge : 13 December 1945
Posting at Discharge : 199 Squadron
Served : UK & Europe
Medals : 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal
Death: 2011 Gawler, Adelaide South Australia


Occupation / Working Life :-
1928 - 1935 Francis James ( Jim ) Weeks & his 4 pre WW2 Sons ( Stan, James, Max & Charlie ) worked tirelessly on " Uncle " Jocks ( Harris ) Family Farm during the Great Depression ; 50% South Australia Workforce unemployed ; ( compulsory acquired by the Commonwealth Government, for the Adelaide Airport in 1946, as with many other Dairies / Farms, of the Era

1942 Oct 10 Bricklayer Improver ? ( Max ? Painter & Signwriter ) for Merv C Wood, Maddern Avenue, Glandore, South Australia

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* Civilian :

1947 Mch 29 Married Marjorie Jean nee Scroop

1960s caravanned around Australia bricklaying with 2nd wife European girl Mina




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Many thanks & sincere regards
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Unit 3, 371 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park, SA 5046, South Australia
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RAAF Flying Officer 437023 Weeks, Charles (Charlie) Harold

Occupation : Bricklayer Improver for Merv C Wood, Maddern Avenue, Glandore, South Australia
Residence: Francis James Weeks & Mother : Ellen Theresa ( " Da " or Nellie ) nee Harris, 37 Milner St, Hilton, South Australia           
Born: 5 August 1923, Adelaide, South Australia
Religion : Church of England
School/s : 1929 - 1937 Adelaide High, Gilles St Practising, Cowandilla, Schools, all South Australia
Son of Francis James Weeks & Ellen Theresa ( " Da " or Nellie ) nee Harris
Marital Status : Single ( Married 1947 Mch 29 )
Next of kin: Father : Francis James Weeks & Mother : Ellen Theresa ( " Da " or Nellie ) nee Harris, 37 Milner St, Hilton, South Australia
Enlisted : 10 October 1942 ( as Air Crew V ), No 5 Recruiting Station, Adelaide
( Attested SAME day as 2nd youngest Brother Maxwell Allen [ as WW1 Francis James & Leslie Horace did together in 1913 Feb 10 ],
almost 1 Month AFTER 2nd Eldest Brother James [ Jim ] John )
Embarked: 30 August 1943 Melbourne, Victoria
Age at embarkation : 20  
Returned: 17 October 1945
Demobilisation / Discharge : 13 December 1945
Posting at Discharge : 199 Squadron
Served : UK & Europe
Medals : 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal
Death: 2011 Gawler, Adelaide South Australia

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