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McADAM Kenneth Clyde

Service: Army – Volunteer Defence Corps 19 Battalion
Service number: V390425
Locality on Enlistment: Colac
Duration of Service: 19 Feb 1942 – 21 Sep 1945
Prisoner of War: No
Honours: None for display
Date and Place of Birth: 27 Nov 1914 Colac
Parents: Clyde John McADAM and Ellen BROWN
Spouse: Evelyn Charlotte GAZZARD
Occupation: Butcher
Date and Place of Death: 13 Jul 2001 Colac
Place of Burial: Colac Lawn Cemetery

NOTES: Young men in reserved occupations, like Ed Cole, Gerry McKnight and Ken McAdam, officially joined (the Volunteer Defence Corps) during 1942, as soon as regulations permitted them to do so. Most felt a need to do something and some believed the Japanese threat to be very real. By 23 July 1942 the Colac Reformer was able to report ‘the formation of the 19th Battalion of this force, with its headquarters at the Drill Hall, Colac’. Colac 1939-1945; wartime in a country community, Dawn Peel