Major George Deane MITCHELL (1894 - 1961)**

  • Date of Birth: 30/08/1894
  • Place of Birth: Caltowie, South Australia, Australia
  • Date of Death: 11/01/1961
  • Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly10 May 194124 Apr 19442yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
Member for Oxley10 May 194124 Apr 19442yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
33rd (1941 - 1944)

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Salesman and writer. Educated in Adelaide; clerk at Thebarton, South Australia, in 1914; potato farmer, garage owner, motor salesman, author, wrote for film industry; councillor of New South Wales branch; Returned Serviceman's League; author in 1937.


Military Service

Served in Australian Imperial Forces from 1914 until 1919, 10th and 48th Battalions, lieutenant, Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM); Military Cross (MC); Australian Military Forces (AMF), Captain in 1924; served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces from 1940 until 1944, 13th Battalion. Transferred to Armoured Corps, East Command in 1941. Major commanding 43rd Australian Water Transport Landing Craft, Royal Australian Engineers, New Guinea, Major.


Personal

Son of George Deane Mitchell, railway porter, and Annie Smith. Married Thelma Bell on 30 July 1941 and had issue, 1 son. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from St Michael's Church of England, Vaucluse.


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