Albert William (Tiny) SQUIRE

SQUIRE, Albert William

Service Number: SX7930
Enlisted: 5 July 1940, Gawler, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler, South Australia, 12 August 1918
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Gawler Primary School
Occupation: Truck Driver
Died: Emphysema, Adelaide, South Australia, 25 May 1992, aged 73 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens, Path 46 Grave 1008B
Memorials: Gawler Council WW2 Honour Roll
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World War 2 Service

5 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX7930, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
5 Jul 1940: Enlisted Gawler, South Australia
5 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX7930
10 Jan 1945: Discharged
10 Jan 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX7930
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

Albert (Bert) William SQUIRE also known to his Army mates as "Tiny" because of his height (over 6ft tall). He was born and raised in Gawler, South Australia. He was a typical Aussie and loved a beer and mixing with Family and Friends and worked very hard. In 1940 at the age of 21 the Government of the time called for volunteers to join up in the Defence Forces. Like many of his mates who joined up he felt it was his duty to fight for his Country alongside them. On 05/07/1940 he enlisted in the Army. He did his training at Woodside, SA and on 07/11/1940 he embarked on the HMT Stratheden for overseas to the Middle east where he joined up with the 2/48th Battalion and completed a cook's course at the M E Cookery School Course 56.

He was discharged on 10/01/1945 after serving 1651 days in the Army. He would rarely ever talk about the War. He attended the Marches in Adelaide on Anzac Day until unable to due to his health. He passed away at the age of 73 on 25/5/1992.

 

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