Stanton Mellick archive

John Stanton Davis Mellick, 1939-1945

John ‘Stanton’ Davis Mellick, attended Brisbane Grammar School in the 1930s, and later studied accountancy before beginning his association with the Australian Armed Forces. Commissioned Lieutenant in October 1939 Mellick attended Duntroon Military College and served with distinction in New Guinea from 1940-1945 with HQ 5th Division and Royal Australian Signals Regiment, retiring as a … Read more

Gunner Ivan PEREL QX22561

Gunner Ivan Perel, 2/1st Tank Attack Regiment

Ivan PEREL, the youngest son of Isiodore ‘Jack’ Perel and Henrietta Hurford, lived with his widowed mother in Albion before volunteering for service with the 2nd AIF. His father Jack Perel had been a member of the Queensland Legislative Council and founder and editor of the ‘Patriot’ in Maryborough and the Brisbane ‘Truth’. Larger than … Read more

Jack FLYNN #QX17415

Jack Flynn

John James FLYNN had tried his hand at many things as a young man, delivering telegrams, a stock and station hand in Western Queensland and packing meat at Borthwicks Meat Works at Murarrie. One of 7 children, his widowed father and aunt struggled to bring up their young family during the depression years between the two … Read more