John Joseph LORENZETTI

LORENZETTI, John Joseph

Service Number: QX3914
Enlisted: 2 April 1940
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mossman, Queensland, Australia, 29 March 1907
Home Town: Mossman, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Manager
Died: Woolongong, New South Wales, Australia, 19 July 1979, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Wollongong Memorial Gardens, NSW
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World War 2 Service

2 Apr 1940: Involvement Corporal, SN QX3914
2 Apr 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN QX3914, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
2 Apr 1940: Enlisted
2 Apr 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN QX3914, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1945: Discharged
1 Aug 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN QX3914, 2nd/9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

John was the only child of John Giovanni Lorenzetti (born 1882 in Genoa, Italy) and Maria Ann Napoli (born 1887 in Trapone, Italy). John Snr arrived in QLD in 1900 on board the Freedrich der Grosse, and was a Labourer in Mossman, QLD when he married Maria in June 1906. John Snr died in August 1906 and Maria remarried Bernadino Lopez (born 1874 in Salina, Italy) in 1907. They had three children together and lived at Cassowary Creek, Mossman where Bernadino was a Farmer.

John commenced work at Cassowary Creek as a Labourer and by 1936 was a Farm Manager. He enlisted in the Australian Army in April 1940 and was a Corporal (Service No:QX3914) attached to 2/9 Infantry Battalion when he was Discharged in August 1945.

In 1942 John had married Shop Assistant Enrica Bettoia (born 1920 in Germany) in Woolongong, NSW. Following his Discharge the couple settled in Woolongong where John worked as a Labourer and Road Carrier, and Enrica continued to work as a Shop Assistant. John died in 1979 and Enrica in 1991.

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