Peter Gilbert MAHER


MAHER, Peter Gilbert

Service Numbers: 416592, SX14917
Enlisted: 21 July 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Clare, SA, 5 January 1922
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Armagh and Clare High School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed In Action, New Guinea, 18 August 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian Commando Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare Memorial Row of Trees, Clare WW2 Memorial Gates, Keswick "M" and Z" Special Units Independent Companies & Commando Squadrons Memorial
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World War 2 Service

21 Jul 1941: Involvement SN 416592
21 Jul 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
21 Jul 1941: Enlisted SN 416592
10 Oct 1941: Discharged
18 Oct 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
18 Oct 1941: Involvement Private, SN SX14917
18 Oct 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX14917
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Spr. Peter Gilbert Maher of Armagh, Clare. Aged 21 son of Mr and Mrs V Maher of Armagh via Clare. Educated at Armagh and Clare High Schools. Took a keen interest in tennis, cricket and football. A gardener in civil life. Enlisted in Air Force in September 1940 at age 18 and transferred to 2nd AIF where he served in 2/3rd Ind. Coy, a Commando unit. He had been reported killed on active service in New Guinea in 18th August 1943.

Information from The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who have enlised in the Second World War.