LOFFMAN Philip OAM ED RL

Australian Army WX6543 516005 PoW Born 1920 Died 1 January 2012

Service No: WX6543 516005. Highgate Sub-Branch President 1964. Pre-war President Sons of Soldiers League North Perth. 1935 11/16th Infantry Battalion (Militia). 1940 2/28th Infantry Battalion Tobruk, Alamein (PoW) July 1942 Escaped in Italy, recaptured, taken to Germany. Escaped, finished war with a Russian Unit in Sudetenland. North Perth RSL 1946-52. President Ex PoW Assn 1952. Life Member: 2/28th Infantry Battalion, PoW Association, Highgate Sub-Branch. 47 years with Boans Ltd, Manager. RSL Life Member 1965. Awarded RSL Meritorious Medal 2008. Compiled and published the initial Highgate Hall of Honour in 1997 to commemorate Highgate Sub-Branch’s 50th anniversary. Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) – For service to Veterans through recording the history of the 2/28 Battalion and the 24th Anti-Tank Company: 9 June 1997. State War Memorial Sub-Warden. Vale.

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