Rex Duncan (Mullet) MCLACHLAN


Service Number: SX7133
Enlisted: 29 June 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rose Park, South Australia, 31 July 1906
Home Town: Gilberton, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Walkerville Primary School
Occupation: Builder's labourer/Groundsman
Died: Natural causes, Gilberton, South Australia, 10 September 1985, aged 79 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

29 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX7133
29 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SX7133, Adelaide, South Australia
30 Jun 1940: Involvement Private, SX7133, 2nd/28th Infantry Battalion
13 Mar 1942: Transferred Private, 2nd/28th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1942: Transferred Private, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
23 Mar 1945: Discharged Private, SX7133, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
23 Mar 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX7133

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Loving Father and grandfather who followed North Adelaide in the SANFL.

He liked horse racing and a drink at his local pubs the Kentish Arms and the Lord Melbourne.

Visitors were always welcome and we all knew where the back door key was hidden if no one was home.

Totally non judgemental of others and had friendships across all age groups.

Although his formal schooling ended when he was 12 he was a very wise man.

His nickname of Mullet came from swimming in the Torrens at the Gilby swimming pool.

He was raised by an uncle and aunt after his mother and father separated.