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JJ Wade

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "PERTH World War II veteran John ‘JJ’ Wade, one of the last remaining Rats of Tobruk, died peacefully over the weekend aged 100.
    Tributes have flowed for Mr Wade, who returned to the family dairy farm in Yarloop after his discharge with the rank of Corporal in October 1944.
    Prior to that, he saw action in Libya as a driver mechanic during the Siege of Tobruk by the Afrika Corps, and also in Egypt at El Alamein before his posting to Papua New Guinea in 1943 where he took part in the battle for Lae against the invading Japanese forces.
    On returning home, Mr Wade was outspoken on the futility of war but also fiercely honoured the memory of mates that never made it home by marching on Remembrance Day and Anzac Day."

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