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Australian WW2 Photo
« on: Wednesday 08 December 21 07:05 GMT (UK) »
I've never been able to find a photo of my great-grandfather, Joseph Maurice West. However, recently when I was rereading his WWII record, I discovered a note about a photo being taken. Would appreciate any help with finding out if these photos were lost or are still available. His record can be accessed here: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=6277248
I'll also include a photo below of the note about the photo:

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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 09:23 GMT (UK) »
Does the date 16 February 1950 have any significance?   

After discharge, did he then need his photo for his next employment situation?

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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 09:27 GMT (UK) »
That date doesn't have any significance that I know of. After he was discharged in 1948 he worked as a cook, so I don't think he would need a photo for that. Not sure.


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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Not sure it says Photo but I can't think what else it would be. Why would Special Investigation Branch want a photo of his oath of enlistment?
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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 11:22 GMT (UK) »
My fathers service record has a photo of him, face on and side on that page.  I wonder if the photo of your great grandfather was taken by SIB at that time for some reason, perhaps identification?
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Janes - Keynsham and Bristol area.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 22:01 GMT (UK) »
It is conceivable to me that his photo would have been taking for identification, either when he was put in Kew Asylum in 1959 or when he died in 1961.
The date really does look like 16/2/80 to me though. If it were 16/2/60 he would've been in the asylum for a few months and it would make some sense.

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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 22:15 GMT (UK) »
 : :) :)

I think that the year is 1950.  One of my primary school teachers wrote her 5 with that forward
Downstroke.  I was born 1947, so was in school all of the 1950s.    I do not read it as an 8 or a 6.

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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 22:29 GMT (UK) »
How about the date was 1960, but as I often do, the person originally was going to write 59, then remembered it was now 1960?  I can still remember me writing a bank deposit in 1996 for an amount ending in 95 cents and subconsciously me writing 96 cents. 
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Janes - Keynsham and Bristol area.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Australian WW2 Photo
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 December 21 22:39 GMT (UK) »
I had not considered that Nanna52.  But when I look again I cannot see a 6.  Perhaps that is because there is that 6 as in 16 for the day.
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