William Herbert ANGRAVE

ANGRAVE, William Herbert

Service Number: 5536
Enlisted: 12 December 1939, Laverton, Victoria
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: 5 Elementary Flying Training School
Born: Mile End, South Australia, 3 May 1908
Home Town: Wallaroo, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Machine Shop Driller/Motor Mechanic
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World War 2 Service

12 Dec 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 5536, Laverton, Victoria
13 Dec 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 5536, Empire Air Training Scheme
1 Mar 1943: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 5536, 5 Elementary Flying Training School

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 3 May 1908 in West Adelaide (now Mile End), South Australia
(SA Births 1907 - 1928. Book : 802 Page : 127 District : Hin.)

Father Andrew Thompson ANGRAVE and Mother Isabella Frances (nee BIRBECK).

Reta Isabell ANGRAVE (b. 05/03/1911 West Adelaide, SA)
Jean Alexander ANGRAVE   (b. 01/12/1915 West Adelaide, SA)

01/12/1926     married Kathleen Isobel Angrave

Jean Rosemary Angrave (b. 18/07/1930)
Kenneth Raymond Angrave (b. 27/04/1932)
Barry Angrave  (b. 22/01/1934)
Lionel Angrave  (b. 25/10/1936)

11 months in 1939 was previously with 43rd Battalion, left to join RAAF

Described on enlisting as 37 years 10 months of age; 5' 8" tall; dark complexion;
brown eyes; dark hair

12/12/1939      enlisted in RAAF at Wallaroo, SA
                       place of enlisting Laverton, Victoria

29/01/1940      Trainee Mechanic Course

24/06/1940       Trainee Flgiht Mechanic

Last rank held:  Leading Aircraftman with 5 Elementary Flying Training School

12/12/1942       proceeded to Sydney by rail

01/03/1943      discharged from service at Micham, SA

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  03/01/2017.  Lest we forget.