Albert Corrigal BORWICK

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BORWICK, Albert Corrigal

Service Number: W38257
Enlisted: 20 May 1941, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 28 December 1887
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Hotelier
Died: Motor Accident, Guildford, Western Australia, 2 August 1941, aged 53 years
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium, Perth, W.A.
Anglican WA Section, gravesite 21
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN W38257
20 May 1941: Enlisted Perth, Western Australia

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Biography

Albert Corrigal BORWICK was born in 1887 in Ballarat - his war record states 1888 & his age varies on different records

His parents were Peter Flett BORWICK and Christina Swanson SINCLAIR

Albert married Jessie GIBSON in 1914 in Sydney

He enlisted in Perth  WA on 20th May 1941 & was a Driver with the Australian Army Service Corps (ACMF ) Western Command Training Depot Staff

He died in a Motor Accident on 2nd August 1941 at Guildford, Western Australia and was given a Military Funeral - he is buried in Karrakatta Cemetery along with his wife Jessie who died in 1963

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THE WEST AUSTRALIAN- Perth 7th August, 1941

FUNERAL.  The Late Mr. Albert Borwick.  

A highly respected citizen in the person of Private Albert Corrigal Borwick of the Western Command Training Depot, A & S C (AIF) and of 28th John St, Cottesloe, died as a result of a motor accident at Guildford on August 2. Mr. Borwick will be well remembered as being associated with his brother Mr. W J Borwick at the Swan Hotel, North Fremantle and the licensee some years ago of the Criterion Hotel, Hannan St. Kalgoorlie and the Palace Hotel, Morgans.

A military funeral took place on tuesday morning, the parade being in charge of Captain Drake Brockman of Military Headquarters.  The internment took place in the Church of England portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery and the senior army chaplain, the Rev. George Tulloch of the Presbyterian Church conducted the service at the graveside in the presence of a large and representative gathering which was, an eloquent testimony to the respect and esteem in which Mr. Borwick was held.

He leaves a wife and one daughter who is an army nurse at present in the Eastern States, to mourn their loss.  

The coffin enshrouded with the Union Jack was borne on a gun carriage and the pallbearers and coffin bearers were drawn from the deceaseds unit.  At the conclusion of the service at the graveside the Last Post and Reveille were sounded.  The hearse was laden with beautiful floral tributes and wide spread messages of sympathy have been extended to the bereaved relatives.

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