Louis Edward MCCREANOR

MCCREANOR, Louis Edward

Service Numbers: S26262, SX22551
Enlisted: 31 October 1940, Glossop, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 101 Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment
Born: Berri, South Australia, 26 September 1921
Home Town: Monash, Berri and Barmera, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horticulturist
Died: Natural causes, Hawthorn, South Australia, 21 November 2011, aged 90 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

31 Oct 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN S26262, 10th/48th Infantry Battalion AMF, Glossop, South Australia
27 Jul 1942: Involvement Sergeant, SN SX22551
27 Jul 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN SX22551, 108 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Australia's Northern Periphery
16 May 1946: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Sergeant, SN SX22551, 101 Composite Anti-Aircraft Regiment

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Louis Edward McCreanor joined the CMF (Citizens Military Forces) in 1940  when he  was 19. His discharge certificate shows that he was officially called up for full time training in September 1941, but Louis said by that time he had done almost 12 months training and been promoted to Corporal. By early 1942 he had been promoted to Sergeant. Louis applied for and was approved to serve overseas, but was retained to help train those who had been called up for compulsory Military Service. Louis was one of the 'Darwin Defenders' and said "I left home as a teenager and returned home hopefully as a more mature responsible adult".  Louis was highly regarded and respected in the community and loved by all who knew him. He lived a life full of love for his family, was dedicated to his religion and an enthusiastic and successful viticulturist. Louis Edward McCreanor died two months after his 90th birthday in November 2011.