Service Numbers: SX24690, SX24690 (S46958)
Enlisted: 23 September 1942, Whyalla, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brighton, South Australia, 22 September 1923
Home Town: Brighton, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Quarantine Officer, Dept of Agriculture
Died: Daw Park, South Australia, 30 January 2009, aged 85 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
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World War 2 Service

23 Sep 1942: Enlisted Private, Whyalla, South Australia
23 Sep 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, SX24690, 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1946: Discharged Private, SX24690 (S46958), 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (WW2) , Private, SX24690, 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion


Jack was the second of two sons born to Arthur Robert, a veteran of the ANZAC landing & recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Kathleen (known as May) Davy. His late uncle, Horace Frank Charles, was killed in action in France in August 1916 aged nineteen.
His elder brother Horace served with the 2/8th Field Ambulance, was a Rat of Tobruk and served for over five years until peace was declared

Jack's great grandfather, Henry & his three brothers migrated from Durham, England in 1840 aboard the sailing ship Diadem and each had purchased 20 acre blocks of land in New Glenelg SA, where they established market gardens. He grew up on a section of these properties situated on Adelaide Road, (now Oaklands Rd) that his father Arthur still farmed throughout his childhood.

Jack worked for a short time with the SA Police Department before spending the rest of his working life as a Quarantine Officer with the Department of Agriculture mainly inspecting food and other goods to detect and prevent the entry of stock diseases entering the country.

On 7th May, 1960 Jack married Irene ( known as Joan ) Burrows, moved into a family home at Plympton Park, but did not raise any children. Jack was a very devoted Uncle and spent considerable time socialising with his brother Horace and his family.

In 1997 at the age of 76 Joan passed away and Jack spent much of his remaining years travelling within Australia until passing in 2009 aged 85

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