Herbert Peter SWIRGSDIN


SWIRGSDIN, Herbert Peter

Service Number: QX37363
Enlisted: 17 March 1942
Last Rank: Craftsman
Last Unit: Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Born: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, 20 October 1918
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motor Mechanic/Shop Assistant
Died: Illness, Queensland, Australia, 12 July 1946, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery
ANZ Plot 1, Portion7 Section 82 Grave 40
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Mar 1942: Enlisted
6 Dec 1946: Discharged Australian Army, Craftsman, SN QX37363, Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1 Australian Watercraft Workshops

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Herbert Peter SWIRGSDIN was born on 20th October, 1918 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

His parents were Peter SWIRGSDIN & Hilda Alice WHITE who married in England in 1918 (registered in Lambeth)

He married Dorothy Jane O'NEILL in Queensland on 6th November, 1939 - one daughter Rachel

Herbert died of Illness in Queensland on 12th July, 1946 and is buried in the Lutwyche Cemetery in Brisbane

He was with the 1st Australian Watercraft Workshops (Australian Corp. Electrical & Mechanical Engineers - Australian Army - he returned to Australia and was discharged on 6th December, 1945


His father Peter SWIRGSDIN (SN 21275) came from Russia & served during WW1 in the Australian Army and was discharged home medically unfit after injury in 1918