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Alan Leonard Fyffe Cunnington

Alan Leonard Fyffe Cunnington Rank/Rate/Branch: Ordnance Artificer 4th Class
Force: RAN
Service Number: 22983

Date of Enlistment: 14-Mar-1939
Locality Of Enlistment: Sandringham, VIC
Home Port/Port Division: Melbourne, VIC

Memorial Location: Panel 58, Column 1

Date Of Birth: 16-Apr-1913 (died at age 28)
Place Of Birth: Brunswick, VIC

Next Of Kin: Son of Henry George and Jessie Cunnington; husband of Yvonne Anne Cunnington, of West Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

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Terms Explained

The rank(officers), rate (non-commissioned) held by the individual at their date of discharge/death with specialist task, or trade held.

Location the individual was recorded as being from according to their Service Record.

Reference to one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces - Royal Australian Navy (RAN), (RANR) Reserves; Australian Army; Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF); or the Australian Merchant Navy (MN).

Service Number
The number allocated to the individual on enlistment into one of the three branches of Australia's defence forces. This number may be numeric, or an alpha/numeric combination. RAN officers, some RAN ratings and merchant mariners do not have a service number. In these cases, the words 'not applicable' will be displayed in the Service Number field on the Service Record screen.

Birth Date
The date nominated by the individual as their date of birth.

Birth Place
The city/town/country nominated by the individual as their place of birth.

Next Of Kin
The person nominated as being the next of kin by the individual.

Enlistment Date
The date an individual signed their enlistment Attestation Form for service in Australia's defence forces or, for the Merchant Navy, the date a merchant mariner engaged on a ship at the commencement of, or, during the war.

Enlistment Location
The residential address nominated by the individual as being their home address at the time of enlistment/engagement.

Home Port/Port Division
RAN - Melbourne and Sydney were the Home Ports accepted for Officers of the RAN. Melbourne, Sydney & Fremantle were accepted as Port Divisions for ratings of the RAN.

Memorial Location
Name location on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra (unless specified).


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