Author Topic: Archibald McCallum b Grenfell NSW 17 Oct 1910 - ??  (Read 201 times)

Offline Neilhilt

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Archibald McCallum b Grenfell NSW 17 Oct 1910 - ??
« on: Friday 08 December 17 23:56 GMT (UK) »
Archibald McCallum, son of Alexander McCallum and Mary Cameron McDonald, was working for his Uncle Walter McCallum at Wentworth (grazier d Jan 1941 grazier) New South Wales, when he enlisted at Sturt St, South, Melb, Vic, in 2/6 th Battalion on 20 Oct 1939, VX 3212.  He was promoted from Corporal to Sergeant on 15 May 1941, shortly before his capture on Crete.  The proper paperwork could not be completed at the time, so there was some argument for a while about the validity of the promotion.  This was  was finally approved with a statement from Captain A K Browne OC (VX72).  Archibald was demobbed in England and was living at c/- Mrs. C. Garrett, 33 Gwyder Rd, Beckenham, Kent on 23 Dec 1948.
My question is did he marry and whom ?
Date or year and place of death?

Goulburn Evening Post (NSW : 1940 - 1954), Wednesday 1 July 1942.
GOULBURN MAN HONOURED Sergeant Archibald McCallum, of 2/6th Battalion, has been mentioned in despatches in recognition of distinguished services in the Middle East, including Egypt, East Africa, the Western Desert, the Sudan, Greece, Crete, Syria and Tobruk, during the period February, 1941, to July, 1941.  Mrs. Donald R. Peden, (nee Margaret McDonald, an aunt) of "Ferrintosh." Chatsbury, has been informed of the King's appreciation of the services of her nephew, Sergeant McCallum, who is now a prisoner of War in Germany.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/99795269

Archibald is a distant relative by marriage.

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Re: Archibald McCallum b Grenfell NSW 17 Oct 1910 - ??
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 December 17 00:27 GMT (UK) »
Maybe...

Archibald Mccallum. married Maureen A Mallett. 1962, Maidstone, Kent.  5B 1297.

There is also this obituary...

Florence Macrae Mccallum. 12 Aug 1952. spouse Archibald Mccallum.

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Re: Archibald McCallum b Grenfell NSW 17 Oct 1910 - ??
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 December 17 20:19 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked his Australian Service Records thoroughly?

I note on his papers as VX 3212 which you have quoted from, that he lied on enlistment.
He stated he had not served  before. In fact he had done 2 years from 1929-31 as 19377 Archibald Mcallum. He was discharged 4/6/1931 services no longer required.
For some reason his DoB and age were altered on his VX 3212 papers to 17 oct 1908.
The fact he was court martial'd probably added to the confusion over his rank.. At least he got his stripes back eventually.
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