Royston Randell Barnes ACKLAND

ACKLAND, Royston Randell Barnes

Service Number: W82844
Enlisted: 16 May 1942, Wongan Hills, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 9th (Northam) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 20 September 1883
Home Town: Wongan Hills, Wongan-Ballidu, Western Australia
Schooling: Adelaide University
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Wongan Hills, Western Australia, 30 September 1971, aged 88 years
Cemetery: Wongan Hills Cemetery, W.A.
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World War 2 Service

16 May 1942: Enlisted AIF WW1, Wongan Hills, Western Australia
17 May 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Corporal, SN W82844, 9th (Northam) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces

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Biography

Royston Randell Barnes ACKLAND was born on 20th Sept. 1883 in Adelaide, SA

His parents were John Barnes ACKLAND and Edith May RANDELL

Royston married Grace Ruby SMITH in 1911 in Northam WA and she died in 1925.  His second marriage was to Vera Eunice Marie HUBERT in 1927 in WA

Grace Ruby died on 4th Nov. 1925 aged 33 years and is buried in Wongan Hills Cemetery.  Vera died on 4.5.1963 in Claremont WA and is buried in Karrakatta Cemetery

Royston enlisted on 16th May 1942 with the 9 Northam Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps. Service No. W82844 - 

STORY about the Home Guard in Northam, WA

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/44817069 (trove.nla.gov.au)

INFORMATION about the Volunteer Defence Corps in WW2

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-conflicts-periods/ww2/vol-def-corps.htm (www.diggerhistory.info)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteer_Defence_Corps_(Australia (en.wikipedia.org)

Royston died on 30th September 1971 aged 87 years and is buried in Wongan Hills Cemetery, Western Australia

PHOTO of his Headstone

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51569540 (www.findagrave.com)

WONGAN HILLS Cemetery list

http://www.ozburials.com/CemsWA/Wongan%20Hills/wonganhills.htm (www.ozburials.com)

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