Clement Armitage SALMON

SALMON, Clement Armitage

Service Numbers: 1515, Q186582, Q215190
Enlisted: 29 April 1915, Gympie, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15 Garrison Battalion (QLD)
Born: Grafton, New South Wales, 8 November 1894
Home Town: Wolvi, Gympie Regional Council, Queensland
Schooling: Wolvi State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Queensland, Australia, 5 February 1960, aged 65 years
Cemetery: Rockhampton Crematorium, Qld
Norman Gardens, Wall 4
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World War 1 Service

29 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1515, 26th Infantry Battalion, Gympie, Queensland
29 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1515, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1515, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, 1515, 26th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

19 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, Q186582
19 Oct 1939: Enlisted Private, Q186582, Rockhampton, Queensland
20 Oct 1939: Involvement Private, Q186582, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
28 May 1941: Discharged Private, Q186582, 15 Garrison Battalion (QLD)
21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Private, Q215190, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Mackay, Queensland
21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, Q215190
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Private, Q215190, 15 Garrison Battalion (QLD)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Albert Armitage and Lucy Salmon, nee Rudder bore 15 children and raised 16. Of the 16, 3 died as infants. Of the surviving 13, 3 were girls and did not go to war. Of the ten boys who grew to adulthood, five served in WW1.