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Patrick Charles GRANEY, Corporal

Patrick Charles GRANEY, Corporal

Male 1917 - 1943  (25 years)

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  • Name Patrick Charles GRANEY  [1, 2
    Suffix Corporal 
    Military Service 1940-43  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Enlisted 12 Jul 1940 in RAAF as Corporal with 2/43 Australian Infantry Battalion, at locality of Milang/Adelaide SA. NOK wife: Stella Graney(i-5236) DOD 3 Oct 1943 as Corporal in 2/43 Australian Infanatry Battalion. Roll of Honour at Milang SA. KIA 
    • P. C. Graney was a World War 2 hero who was killed on active service, but left no offspring.
    Born 25 Dec 1917  Mt Gambier SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 14 Feb 1941  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Embarked for the middle east in training stage of career and promoted from private to lance corporal and acting corporal and corporal. 
    Military Service 1940-1943  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    GRANEY, PATRICK CHARLES Service Number SX8686 Date of Birth: 25 Dec 1917 at MOUNT GAMBIER, SA Date of Enlistment: 12 Jul 1940 Locality on Enlistment MILANG, SA Place of Enlistment ADELAIDE, SA
    Next of Kin GRANEY, STELLA Date of Death 3 Oct 1943 Rank Corporal Posting on Death 2/43 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION WW2 Honours and Gallantry:Nil Prisoner of War:No Roll of Honour:MILANG SA 
    Marriage/Wedding 30 Mar 1943  Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military records page 7 of 13 reports is leave L of C on 3 Mar 1943 disembarking at Sydney and a/c into SA on 9.Mar 1943.  
    Military Service 26 Aug 1943  Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    mentioned as middle east 
    Military Service 15 Sep 1943  Cairns Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reported embarked -Cairns Qld  
    Cause of death 3 Oct 1943  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location 
    KIA-killed in action Papua New Guinea page7 of 13 pages. buried at Lae War Cemetery Plot U or V? Row B Grave 12 
    Died 3 Oct 1943  [1
    • BRB stated died in WWII no further evidence yet
    Person ID I-5226  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father Patrick Edward GRANEY,   b. 9 Jun 1882, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1970, Myrtle Bank SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Family ID F-3011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SA R 
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 13:59:35 
    Family ID F-1703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, 21 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Only initials were previously available.

    3. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, 23 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Nominal WWII Army service records indicate overseas action by his service number:no detail provided

    4. [S-77] http//:www.ww2rolls.gov.au, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=A&VeteranId=672172, 16 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      full copy from website in details