Douglas James Tendron JEANS


JEANS, Douglas James Tendron

Service Number: WX4620
Enlisted: 23 June 1940, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/28th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, 4 December 1900
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: St Anselms Prep School, Canterbury Kings School and London University
Occupation: Farm worker
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 27 July 1942, aged 41 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Grave Ref. A 1 F 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brookton District War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

23 Jun 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX4620, Perth, Western Australia
27 Jul 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN WX4620, 2nd/28th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein

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Douglas James Tendron JEANS was born on 4th Dec. 1900 - his birth was registered in March quarter 1901 in Surrey - his war record states he was born in 1902 which is incorrect

His parents were Douglas Edward JEANS and Henrietta Josephine APLIN

Douglas married Evelyn Dorothy GOODENOUGH in 1936 in Leeds, UK and then came to Australia in 1936 arriving in Geraldton, Western Australia on the ship Stanford (see story in his biography)

He enlisted in Perth, WA on 23rd June 1940 with the Australian Army - Rank Lance Corporal 2/28 Austraian Infantry Battalion

He died on 27th July, 1942 and is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery - he is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial and  the Roll of Honour in Kalamunda, Western Australia

After his death his widow Evelyn remarried to Clarence Stanley BISHOP in 1945