The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Mongan
First Name:
George Gabriel
Nick Name:
Jock
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX8973
Classification:
Technical Storeman
Company:
‘A’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
DOB:
6.10.1904
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Thomas Mongan
Mothers's Name:
Sara Mongan (nee Fisher)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Storeman
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 9-11, Age 37.
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Place of Death:
Buona Vista
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed in a common grave at map reference 784112 on 16.2.1942.

General Description

Soldier was wounded by mortar fire at Cemetery Hill, Buona Vista near Holland Village at 1700 hours on 15/12/1942.

George Gabriel’s parents John Thomas Mongan and Sarah Fisher married in NSW and moved with several children to Western Australia early 1900’s.   The Mongan’s had several more children including Jock.  Seven children survived to adulthood.   The family including Jock lived in Napier Street, Cottesloe throughout the 1930’s.

In 1920 Jock’s sister Ellen Agnes died from Tuberculosis at Wooroloo Sanitarium aged 28 years.

 

Jock was employed as a storeman at Paterson & Co., Fremantle.

 

 

Mongan Headstone
Mongan Headstone

 

Mongan & Reed - Version 2

Mongan George

 

 

Mongan
Mongan

 

 

Below:  Jock’s father John Thomas died in 1944 including a notice from Jock written by the family.

Sarah Mongan died in May 1945.

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