Alfred Thomas MEYER

MEYER , Alfred Thomas

Service Number: VX60262
Enlisted: 26 June 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/1st Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment
Born: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, 25 March 1917
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 28 July 1945, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bright Memorial Clock Tower
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Gunner, VX60262
26 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Gunner, VX60262, 2nd/1st Anti Tank / Tank Attack Regiment
26 Jul 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, VX60262

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Alfred was the youngest of two children of David Norman Meyer (born 1891 in Berwick, Victoria) and May Coleman (born 1893 in Bright, Indi, Victoria). David was an Endine Driver in 1914 when he married May and they moved to Lithgow, NSW in 1916 with daughter Margaret. Alfred was three months old when his father died. May returned to Indi, Victoria and remarried in 1933.

Alfred was a Clerk in Melbourne when he enlisted in the Army. He was a Gunner (Service No:VX60262) with the 2/1st Anti Tank Regiment RAA when he was KiA on 28 July 1945 in the Aitape - Wewak Campaign in New Guinea. 

In Melbourne in October 1942, Alfred married Joyce Kidd (born 1919 in Armidale, Victoria) at the Holy Advent C of E in Malvern, Victoria. Joyce was also a Clerk and following Alfred's death she remarried in 1947 and died in 2009 in Victoria.