John Errol Chandos (Errol) ABERDEEN MiD

ABERDEEN, John Errol Chandos

Service Numbers: QX45116, Q123066
Enlisted: 16 December 1941, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 2/2nd Mobile Entomology Section
Born: Gatton, Queensland, 27 April 1913
Home Town: Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: C of E Grammar School & University of Qld
Occupation: Plant pathologist
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 17 June 1996, aged 83 years
Cemetery: Hemmant Cemetery & Crematorium
Lawn Portion 4, Grave 206
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World War 2 Service

16 Dec 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, SN QX45116, Brisbane, Queensland
17 Dec 1941: Involvement SN Q123066
17 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, SN QX45116
10 Dec 1945: Discharged 2nd AIF WW 2, Major, SN QX45116, 2/2nd Mobile Entomology Section

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Biography contributed by Katherine Aberdeen

John Errol Chandos (Charles) ABERDEEN was born on 27th April, 1913 in Gatton, Queensland

His parents were John ABERDEEN and Ivy Ellen CORNEY

John married Agnes Lillian WINDLE in 1938 in Queensland

He enlisted on 16th December, 1941 with the Australian Army and was discharged on 10th December, 1945 - Rank Major - Posting at discharge 2 Australian Mobile Entomology Section

After Pearl Harbour he was doing Malaria Control work in New Guinea and stayed until the end of the War and was mentioned in dispatches on 6th March, 1947 (Commonwealth of Australia Gazette and London Gazette -for exceptional services in the field SWP area)

John died on the 17th June, 1996 in Brisbane, Queensland and is buried in Hemmant Cemetery - Lawn Portion 4, Grave 206

Career highlights: Plant pathologist, Director of Plant Industries, Qld Agricultural College, Lecturer U.Q.