1899MI01

Michael Walter Seton Greatorex

1899MI01

  • BIRTH. Aged 1 in 1901, son of Theophilus, born at Cowes; born around 1900; born 2 Sep 1899 at Cowes, son of Theophilus and Maude W; registered Michael Walter S, Isle of Wight 1899DEC 2b/573. Hampshire, England. Sources: Census, Army Service Record/National Archive of Australia, GRO/FreeBMD.
  • CENSUS. Michael W S; Westminster 2 Apr 1901; St Peter’s Collegiate Church, 5 Little Cloisters; son, aged 1, born at Cowes; in father’s household. London, England. Sources: 1901 census/AncestryCom.
  • EMIGRATION. Family moved to Western Australia around 1908. Sources: Father’s appointment as rector of Pinjarra, Western Australia.
  • WAR. Enlisted in Australian Army at Perth on 6 Oct 1917, student, born 2 Sep 1899 at Cowes; next of kin Canon Theophilus Greatorex, Pinjarra, signatures of both parents; private Australian Army Medical Corps. Australia. Sources: Army Service Record/National Archive of Australia, Enlistment form.
  • WAR. Embarked at Albany 29 Jul 1918 on the Marathon; 11th Bn; disembarked 27 Sep 1918 in London; served in UK and France; Australian Army Medical Corps. Australia, England, France. Sources: Army Service Record/National Archive of Australia.
  • WAR. Discharged in England 13 Jun 1919; joined North Russia Relief Force; Pte, 193023, Australian Section, C Company, 201st Bn, Machine Gun Corps; served in Murmansk area, England again in October, discharged Dec 1919. England, Russia. Sources: Army Service Record/National Archive of Australia. Letter 1923.
    From Service Records, before final discharge. Witnessed by his aunt (mother's sister). Dated 26 October 1919 (i.e. after Russia).

    From Service Records, before final discharge. Witnessed by his aunt (mother’s sister). Dated 26 October 1919 (i.e. after Russia).

    Michael Greatorex’s signature, and that of his mother’s sister Marion S Gibson.

  • MARR. M S Greatorex married Dawn E Scott in 1932, registered Williams District W A, 1932/11. Sources: Western Australia BMD.
  • WAR. Enlisted at Perth 18 Sep 1941, occupation road board secretary and engineer, single altered to married, next of kin brother Anthony altered 26 Nov 1941 to wife Evelyn Nellie; photo in records. Australia. Sources: Service record/National Archive of Australia, mobilization record.
  • PHOTO.  Enlistment photograph 1941:

    Service records.

    Service records.

  • MARR. Married Evelyn Nellie Anon around Nov 1941. Sources: Change of next of kin 26 Nov 1941/Service record/National Archive of Australia.
  • WAR. Promoted Lieutenant 6 May 1942. Served in Western Australia. Sources: Service record/National Archive of Australia.
  • WAR. Lieutenant, to retired list, discharged, 2 Feb 1944. Sources: Service record/National Archive of Australia. Moved to Darwin NT around Jul-Aug 1946.
  • DEATH. Died in Dec 1963 (letter to widow March 1964, but referred to as deceased in letter Mar 1963), widow in 1964 Mrs K F Greatorex at Alice Springs. Australia. Sources: Letters in army service record/National Archive of Australia.
  • Comments. Son of Theophilus 1865TL01 and Maud W 1867MD01; local govt accountant and civil engineer.

 

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