Austin Bramwell CREED

CREED, Austin Bramwell

Service Number: VX37503
Enlisted: 30 July 1940, Royal Park, VIC
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 10 August 1906
Home Town: Coburg, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Floorman
Died: Illness, Rabaul, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, 22 February 1942, aged 35 years
Cemetery: Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Grave Reference B B 3,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Yea War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

30 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, VX37503, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
30 Jul 1940: Enlisted Royal Park, VIC
30 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, VX37503, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion
22 Feb 1942: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, VX37503, 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Austin Bramwell CREED was born in Mount Gambier, South Australia on 10th August, 1906

His parents were Harry CREED & Caroline Jane WEDD who married in Victoria on 20th January, 1897

He married Alma Genevieve HICKINGBOTHAM in Victoria in 1935 - one son Graeme

He enlisted in Royal Park, Victoria on 30th July, 1940 with the 2nd/22nd Infantry Battalion and was taken a prisoner of war in Rabaul

Austin died on 22nd February, 1942 and is buried in the Rabaul (Bita Paka) War Cemetery


His twin brother Noel Bramwell CREED (SN SX9943) also served during WW2 and was discharged on 17th April, 1945