RAN BEACH COMMANDOS Withers, Alfred Percival

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Withers
  • FORENAME
Alfred Percival
  • UNIT
Beach Commandos (R.A.N.)
  • RANK
Able Seaman
  • NUMBER
PM.5554
  • DATE OF DEATH
19th December 1945
  • AGE
21
  • GRAVESITE
Sydney War Cemetery,New South Wales,Australia D.D.11
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 21.11.1924 Ballarat,Victoria,Australia
son of Alfred Gilbert and Margaret Withers,Ballarat,Victoria,Australia
enlisted 16.12.1942
HMAS Penguin (Beach Commandos)
died of illness (cerebral tumour) 2/2 CCS,Balikpapan,Borneo

notes from John Kennett
Alfred Percival Withers

Number: PM5554
Rank: Able Seaman
D.O.B.: 21st November 1924, Ballarat, Victoria


Service History
16.12.42 Enlisted as an Ordinary Seaman, HMAS
Cerberus
15.01.43 Posted to HMAS Penguin
19.03.43 Posted to HMAS Assault
18.05.43 Assault Trained
19.05.43 Posted to HMAS Penguin
10.07.43 Posted to HMAS Assault
18.08.43 Posted to HMAS Manoora
15.10.43 Promoted to Able Seaman
09.12.43 Posted to 6th Australian Division (Army)
22.01.44 Posted to HMAS Platypus
26.02.44 Posted to Beach Landing Group, Cairns
27.02.44 Posted to HMAS Manoora
18.03.44 Qualified as sea for Able Seaman
17.07.44 Posted to Naval Beach Commandos, Kuranda
01.01.45 Posted to HMAS Magnetic
16.03.45 Posted to HMAS Madang ? Naval Beach Commando ?B?, Borneo
15.10.45 Naval Beach Commando ?B?, Balikpapan
09.11.45 Admitted 2/2nd Casualty Clearing Station, Balikpapan
18.11.45 Returned to Australia and posted to HMAS Penguin
02.12.45 Admitted 113th Australian General Hospital
16.12.45 Awarded 1st Good Conduct Badge
19.12.45 Died of a cerebal tumour. Buried Sydney War Cemetery, NSW.
Plot D, Row D, Grave 11.


Notes Commemorated on Wall of Remembrance, Australian War
Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

 
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