Brian Arthur (Bill) MORTIMER

MORTIMER, Brian Arthur

Service Number: SX19935
Enlisted: 12 July 1943
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 24 June 1923
Home Town: Willaston, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Natural causes, Clare, South Australia, 20 January 2002, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Blinman Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Blinman Boer War, WW1 & WW2 Honour Rolls, Gawler Council WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

12 Jul 1943: Involvement Private, SN SX19935
12 Jul 1943: Enlisted Wayville, SA
12 Jul 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX19935, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
12 Aug 1946: Discharged Private, SN SX19935, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
12 Aug 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX19935, 2nd/2nd Pioneer Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Lorna Mortimer.  After the war Brian(Bill) was involved with the breeding of Thoroughbred horses working at Dibden Park Stud at Oakbank and later at the well known Balcrest Stud at Balhannah, South Australia

Son of Bruce William Mortimer and Ivy Holdway Eyers; brother of  Raymond Bruce Mortimer, Olive Holdway Mortimer, Maxine Vera Mortimer, Gwenda Beth Moritmer and Reva Margaret Mortimer.

Served in the 2/2 Pioneer Battalion