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SILCOCK, George Kennon (1922-2018)

SILCOCK, George Kennon (1922-2018)

Born on 25 February 1922 at Shipley, Yorkshire, England, the elder son of Ceorge Ratcliffe Silcock and Marion Elizabeth, nee Kennon, he came to the College (1935-37) from Scotch College (Melbourne).

During World War II, he enlisted (No. VX131348) on 2 January 1943 with 6th Batallion (Royal Melbourne Regiment), then transferred to 4th Aust Division Cypher Section, and served on Hollandia and Morotai (December 1944 - August 1945). He was discharged on 31 August 1945, and on 27 October that year married Jean Francis Shillabeer, of Caulfield.

Sources: 'Geelong Collegians at the Second World War and Subsequent Conflicts' by J. Affleck p475 (citing The Pegasus; Australian War Memorial; National Archives). OGC 1935.
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