Bert Collingwood ADDICOAT

ADDICOAT, Bert Collingwood

Service Numbers: S40152, SX24529
Enlisted: 13 January 1942, Date approximate only - drafted as an 'eligible male' into the Militia. Later transferred to the 2nd AIF
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Field Ambulance
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 28 June 1922
Home Town: Hilton, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: City of West Torrens WW2 Boulevard of Honour
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World War 2 Service

13 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S40152, Date approximate only - drafted as an 'eligible male' into the Militia. Later transferred to the 2nd AIF
14 Jan 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN S40152, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
13 Aug 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX24529, 2nd/3rd Field Ambulance, enl Alice Springs NT from Militia
14 Aug 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX24529, 2nd/3rd Field Ambulance
16 Apr 1946: Discharged Private, SN SX24529, 2nd/3rd Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

ADDICOAT Bert Collingwood (1922-?)

Bert Addicoat was born in Adelaide on the 18th June 1922.  He would have been drafted into the Militia prior to his enlistment, at Alice Springs on 13 August 1942.

Once Japan had entered the war all eligible males 18-35 were drafted into the Militia hence Alberts 'alternate' service number of S40152.

His SX number indicates that he has been enlisted into the AIF and was thus eleigible for active service overseas.

He was allocated to Medical Corps and eventually posted to the 2nd/3rd Field Ambulance.

 

Further detail will need to be extracted from his service record.

He is recorded on the West Torrens Boulevard iof Honour but as at Jan 2020 his plaque is not accounted for.

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