Victor Aikenan (Aikman) FLORANCE

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FLORANCE, Victor Aikenan (Aikman)

Service Numbers: 2182, NGX508
Enlisted: 21 January 1942
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: New Guinea Volunteer Rifles
Born: Picton, NSW, 1888
Home Town: Gordon, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Solicitor
Died: Died at sea (Montevideo Maru), South China Sea, 1 July 1942
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra War Memorial, Dunedoo District Honour Roll , Rabaul Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2182, 7th Light Horse Regiment
11 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2182, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Orsova, Sydney

World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Sergeant, SN NGX508, New Guinea Volunteer Rifles
21 Jan 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN NGX508
21 Jan 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN NGX508
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN NGX508

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Egbert and Lila Florance; husband of Jean Florance, of Gordon, New South Wales.