Jack Neal

Jack Neal

Male 1918 - 2005  (86 years)

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  • Name Jack Neal 
    Nickname Jacky 
    War Service 14 Oct 1914  World War II Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jack Enlisted in the AIF on 14 October 1941 and was Discharged on 20 November 1945. 
    World War II Service Certificate _ Jack Neal
    World War II Service Certificate _ Jack Neal
    Jack Neal's World War II Service Certificate
    World War II Military Service Record
    World War II Military Service Record
    Jack Neal's World War II Military Service Record
    Operations Conducted by the Australian 5th Division on New Britain from November 1944 till the end of World War II
    Operations Conducted by the Australian 5th Division on New Britain from November 1944 till the end of World War II
    Jack Neal Served in the Australian 5th Division on New Britain from 24th February to 26 July 1945
    Military Operations on New Britain 1944 - 1945
    Military Operations on New Britain 1944 - 1945
    Jack Neal was on New Britain from February 1945 until July 1945 and was involved in these operations. He was in 88 transport Platoon, 5th Australian Division (4th Brigade)in New Britain.
    Born 29 Jul 1918  St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Honours 1939 - 1945  World War II Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jack received the following Military Honours for his service in the Australian Army during World War II:
    1939/1945 Star
    Pacific Star
    Australian Service Medal
    War Medal 1939 - 1945
    Returned from Active Service Badge 
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    The 1939 - 1945 Star
    The 1939 - 1945 Star
    Awarded for service as follows:
    • Navy - awarded for six months service afloat in areas of active operations from 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945.
    • Army - awarded for six months service in an operational command during the period 3 September 1939 to 2 September 1945.
    • Air Force - awarded to all aircrew who have taken part in operations against the enemy, subject to at least two months in an operational unit and to all non-air crew who served six months in the area of an Army operational command. A gold rosette worn on the ribbon signifies participation in the Battle of Britain, 1 July 1940 to 31 October 1940.
    • Merchant Marine - awarded under the same conditions as Navy provided that at least one voyage was made through a specified area of active operations.
    The Australian Service Medal 1939 - 1945
    The Australian Service Medal 1939 - 1945
    Awarded for 30 days full-time or 90 days part-time service at home or overseas in the Australian Armed Forces and the Australian Mercantile marine between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.
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    Residence 2005 
    Place of residence at time of death 
    Address:
    17 - 19 Shenton Ave
    Bankstown, New South Wales
    Australia 
    Died 24 Feb 2005  Bankstown Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Jack is the twelfth child of Stewart and Mary Neal(n.Bottcher). He was born on 29 July 1918 at Brown Street, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia. When Jack was about 11 years old, the family moved from Lakemba to 70 Belmore Rd Punchbowl New South Wales.

      On 5th May 1936 Jack enlisted in the Militia forces for a period of 3 years in 56 battalion of the 5th Brigade and was discharged on 5 may 1939.

      In January 1940, Compulsory Service was introduced for the Militia and during 1940/1941 the Militia was called up. Jack was recalled to 56 Battalion, a New South Wales Militia Unit on 16th Oct 1941. He enlisted in the 88 Transport Platoon, 56 Battalion and was in 2nd Division (14th Brigade)as a Cook.

      When the Pacific War started in December 1941, Militia members were prevented from joining the AIF (Australian Imperial Force) and all were called up for full-time service. 2nd Division was mobilised at Parramatta in Eastern Command. Its first role was in support of 1st Division in the defence of Sydney.

      On 19th October 1941 Jack Joined 14th Brigade, which was stationed at Gretta, New South Wales. He remained in Gretta until he was transfered to Tamworth on 14th March 1942.

      On 7th December 1942 Jack was promoted to the rank of Acting Corporal.

      In late 1942 56th Battalion joined with 54th Battalion and became part of 5th Brigade which was stationed in the Bathurst, New South Wales Area.

      In April 1943 Jack was transfered the the School of Cookery at Cowra, New South Wales. He remained in Cowra until March 1944.
      Finally in March-April 1944 5th Brigade was moved to North Queensland to Prepare for operational deployment and HQ 2nd Division was disbanded in April 1944.

      On 9th December 1944, Jack rejoined 88 transport Platoon and upon the disbandment of 2nd Division was now attached to 4 Brigade 5th Division which was on active service in New Britain.

      On 19 February 1945 Jack boarded the troop ship Katoomba in Brisbane Queensland and Sailed for Jacquinot Bay in New Britain, arriving 5 days later, on the 24th February 1945.
      He remained in New Britain until the Hostilities ceased and returned to Australia on 28th July 1945. (see the attached extract of the 5th Australian Division's military operations in New Britain, of which Jack was apart of).

      On 4th December 1945, Jack was discharged from the Army after serving 1448 days in the service of our country during the Second World War.
      He was awarded the following Decorations:
      1939/1945 Star
      Pacific Star
      Australian Service Medal
      War Medal 1939 - 1945
      Returned from Active Service Badge

      Jack married Dulcie Anderson, the daughter of Rupert and Clara Anderson on 10th Aug 1940 at Milperra, New South Wales, Australia.

      Their first two children were both born during the Second World, James (Jimmy) 26 Nov 1940 and Pauline 15 December 1943. They then had two sets of twins Judith and Patrick born 4 April 1946 and Robert and Kathlee born 17 June 1947.
      Because of the rarity of having two sets of twins in a row, a reporter from the Australian Women's Weekly came to their home and wrote an article about them.

      After the war Jack worked as a Brickmaker for the Punchbowl Brick Company along with his brothers Nichie (Ernest), Jimmy (James) and Alfie (Albert).

      He was a keen punter on the horses, but not silly enough to do all his money. Jack had a win in the lottery and with some of the winnings he purchased the headstone for Pop and Nanna Neal at Rookwood cemetery.

      Jack was the last of his siblings to pass away and died on 24th February 2005 aged 86.

    Person ID I6160  Tucker Family Tree | Bottcher family tree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2008 

    Father Stewart Neal,   b. 08 Sep 1878, Parramatta Junction, Granville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1956, 7 Belgium Street, herne Bay,Riverwood, Campsie, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Marie Christine Louise Böttcher,   b. 20 Aug 1881, Berlin, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1964, 7 Belgium St Riverwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1900  St Pauls Church of England Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Certificate - Stewart Neal and Marie(Mary) Christina Louisa Bottcher
    Marriage Certificate - Stewart Neal and Marie(Mary) Christina Louisa Bottcher
    The marriage certificate of Stewart and Mary Neal (n. Bottcher
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    Family ID F0702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dulcie Anderson,   b. 1921,   d. 1969, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1940  Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. J.S. Neal
    +2. P.H. Neal
    +3. J. Neal
    +4. P.J. Neal
    +5. Robert Claude Neal,   b. 17 Jun 1947, Crown St Womens Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1982, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +6. K. Neal
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F1902  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1918 - St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Aug 1940 - Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 2005 - Bankstown Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jack Neal
    Jack Neal
    Jack Neal, 12th child of Stewart Neal and Marie (Mary) Bottcher.
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    Jack and Dulcie Neal (nee Anderson)
    Jack and Dulcie Neal (nee Anderson)
    Jack Neal and Dulcie Neal (nee Anderson) at a special occasion.
    Jack and Patches
    Jack and Patches
    Jack Neal with his dog Patches
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