Reginald John (Rex) POSTLE

POSTLE, Reginald John

Service Numbers: QX40018, Q125237
Enlisted: 3 December 1941
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gympie, Queensland, Australia, 16 March 1922
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Queensland
Occupation: Shipping Clerk
Died: Cancer, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 23 May 1985, aged 63 years
Cemetery: Privately Cremated
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World War 2 Service

3 Dec 1941: Involvement Corporal, Q125237
3 Dec 1941: Involvement Corporal, QX40018
3 Dec 1941: Enlisted
3 Dec 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, QX40018, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
6 Sep 1942: Transferred Corporal, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
28 May 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, QX40018, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
28 May 1946: Discharged

Never forgotten

On Remembrance Day 1995 the 'Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway' was dedicated as a War Memorial. My father's name and his military details are recorded on a plaque, one of many along the Walkway.

Caloundra Headland marks the start of the 'Brisbane Line' during WWII and in order to mark its historical and strategic significance, the Caloundra City Council granted the request to install plaques of deceased Defence personnel (both military and civilian) along the walkway. It thus became a part of Caloundra's history and heritage as well as a personal and tangible memorial for all honoured this way. By the year 2018 approximately 2000 plaques had been installed commemorating the life and service of Australian and Allied Defence personnel.

The walkway currently extends from the Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club on Kings Beach around the headland to the Shelly Beach access road. Along the walkway there are many sites dedicated to the memory of those Units that contributed to the defence of Australia including the AHS Centaur Memorial

The Caloundra Headland Memorial Walkway is a relatively easy walk showcasing Caloundra's picturesque coastline whilst also providing various places to pause and reflect on the sacrifice and commitment of those who served our great nation.

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