DRAYTON, George William

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Notes
  5. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Navy
Conflict
World War II
Date of Enlistment
20/05/1941
Date of Discharge
19/03/1946
Place of Enlistment
Sydney NSW

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
10/10/1923
Place of Birth
Canberra ACT
Address (at enlistment)
Causeway, Kingston ACT
Next of Kin
Maud Drayton (mother), Causewa, Kingston ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
S5569
Final Rank
Stoker
Final Unit
HMAS Rushcutter

Notes

Drayton was serving on the destroyer HMAS Nestor when it was bombed by enemy airplanes in June 1942 off the coast of Crete and then scuttled. He then served on another destroyer, HMAS Napier before returning to Australia.

After the war he worked as a painter and later lived in Burnie, Tasmania and at Wallendbeen NSW.

Description - height 5 feet 4½ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, medium complexion, Church of England.

Sources

WWII Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
ACT Electoral Rolls 1916 to 1967 http://canberraheritageportal.org/default.php
Jill Waterhouse, 'Canberra, Early days at the Causeway', 1992 (p.99)
The Canberra Times - 11 January 1943
NAA RecordSearch - Series A6770 (Service Cards for Petty Officers and Men, 1911-1970)
HMAS Nestor, www.navy.gov.au/spc/history/ships/nestor.html

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