Arthur James Thurkettle

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Thurkettle
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, June 21, 1899
Mother's Name: 
Mary nee Long
Father's Name: 
Samuel Thurkettle
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, March 30, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Boy
Rank at Discharge: 
Sailor
Service: 
Royal Australian Navy
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, April 10, 1971
Place of Death: 
Campsie
Details: 

Arthur Thurkettle (Service No. 4689) was born in Dapto (N.S.W.) and enlisted in the Navy as a Boy serving on HMAS Yingara and Cerebrus.

Arthur trained as a telegraphist and served on HMAS Parramatta and Huon in this role. In 1918 Arthur completed the Hydrophone course.

He was discharged from the Navy on 9th December 1919.

In 1922 Arthur married Cecelia Addison and raised 2 children. He died in 1971 and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery.

Sources: 
NAA: A6770, THURKETTLE A J

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