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CASS John Charles

Service: Army – 13 Armoured Regiment
Service number: V166839
Locality on Enlistment: Colac
Duration of Service: 9 Feb 1942 – 5 May 1943
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: None for display
Date and Place of Birth: 26 Feb 1911 Minyip
Parents: Charles William CASS and Charlotte Agnes Lucy OLIVER
Spouse: Lena Florence SCHUYLER
Occupation: Labourer
Date and Place of Death: 29 Jan 1947 Colac
Place of Burial: Colac Cemetery

John with daughter Shirley

NOTES: During the Second World War, the 13th Light Horse Regiment was converted into an armoured regiment, designated the “13th Armoured Regiment”, which had been formed for defensive duties to guard against a possible invasion of mainland Australia. After moving to Puckapunyal in July, the regiment was equipped with M3 Grant tanks.  Further training was undertaken in Murgon QLD throughout 1943. The threat of an invasion by the Japanese diminished during the year, so too did the need for large-scale armoured forces. As a result, the 13th was disbanded in Oct 1943 without seeing action.  Wikipedia