Mervin Edward (Ted) RADLEY

RADLEY, Mervin Edward

Service Number: SX3259
Enlisted: 22 May 1940, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Division Cavalry Regiment
Born: Pinnaroo, SA, 27 April 1919
Home Town: Mundulla, Tatiara, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Syria, 14 June 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Beirut War Cemetery
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Memorials: Rocky Creek 9th Division Cavalry Regiment & 2nd / 9th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment, Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mundulla Soldiers Memorial Honour Roll, Mundulla War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

22 May 1940: Involvement Trooper, SX3259
22 May 1940: Enlisted Wayville, SA
22 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX3259
Date unknown: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Trooper, SX3259, 9th Division Cavalry Regiment

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Frederick William Henry and Eva Margaret RADLEY, Mundalla, SA


The utmost sympathy will be extended to Mr and Mrs F.W.H. Radley, of Mundalla, who were informed on Thursday, July 3, that their youngest sond, Pte M.E. (Ted) Radley, of the 9th Division Cavalry, was killed in action on June 14th.  Pte Radley was born at Pinaroo on April 27th, 1919.  He came to Mundalla a little over three years ago, and enlisted in May, 1940.  He was attached to a tank corps, and reached the high standard of mechanic driver before leaving Australia.  Ted was well known in Mundalla, and had attained popularity with all classes.  He was farewelled from that centre before his departure for service overseas.