George Frederick IDE

IDE, George Frederick

Service Number: S7779
Enlisted: 24 April 1942, Crystal Brook, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th (SA) Battalion VDC
Born: Merriton, South Australia, 1 April 1911
Home Town: Merriton, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Merriton Primary School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Crystal Brook, South Australia, 23 May 1991, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Crystal Brook Cemetery, South Australia
Plot 76/A
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World War 2 Service

24 Apr 1942: Involvement Private, SN S7779, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
24 Apr 1942: Enlisted Private, SN S7779, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Crystal Brook, South Australia
29 Oct 1945: Discharged Private, SN S7779, 6th (SA) Battalion VDC

Uncle George Ide by Kelvin Bowman

George Fredrick Ingleside Ide named after:-
Grandfather:-George Fredrick buried in the Crystal brook cemetery
Father:- Thomas Frederick. Mother:- Elizabeth Ellen Plots 638B & 683D Crystal Brook cemetery.
Ingleside, (my recollection) may have come from his father working for the Inglis family (farm name Ingleside) at Merriton, near Crystal Brook, before purchacing the Ide family nearby
Wife:-Jean Lillian (may have been Lilian after her mother) brother Douglas Bowman SX442 KIA, brother of my father Malcolm Richard S34599.
Uncle George & Aunty Jean lived on their farm along with George's father Tom. The farm name, at Merriton was Broughton View, named after the Broughton River which formed the western boundary. As a child our family visited their farm often.

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