Arthur John (Alf) SPRING

SPRING, Arthur John

Service Number: WX12612
Enlisted: 9 May 1941, Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Guilford, Western Australia, 1 June 1916
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Boyup Brook Public School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Natural causes (cancer), Devonport, Tasmania, 8 November 1987, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Mersey Vale Memorial Park Cemetery, Tasmania
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World War 2 Service

9 May 1941: Enlisted Private, SN WX12612, Claremont, Western Australia
9 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX12612, 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1945: Discharged Private, SN WX12612, 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX12612, 2nd/11th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Andy Spring

Alf came from a family of 13 children. His father was Henry Spring, who at the time was in the logging industry in Western Australia. Alf and his father, Arthur Senior, both died from simular accidents involving horses and trees.