Athol Townley

Athol Townley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Athol Gordon Townley was an Australian politician and Minister for Defence. Townley was born in Hobart and educated at Elizabeth Street State School and Hobart High School, and at Hobart Technical College. He qualified as a pharmaceutical chemist in 1928 and in 1930 found a job looking after quality control for a Sydney baker. In 1931 he married Hazel Florence Greenwood and they later moved back to Hobart where he formed a partnership with his brother Rex that eventually owened three pharmacies. He joined the Royal Australian Navy in September 1940 and in February 1941 he was sent to England to train in bomb- and mine-disposal work. He returned to Australia and commanded the patrol boat Steady Hour which assisted in destroying a Japanese midget submarine during the attack on Sydney Harbour in June 1942. He was put in command of the Fairmile B motor launch ML817 in January 1943, promoted to acting lieutenant commander in March and was involved in the New Guinea campaignshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135877496
  • 9786135877496