Joan Leake Salom (née Hall)

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Joan Leake Salom (née Hall)
(b. 1919 Roebourne – d. 1993 Perth)
April 1989
Birth: , Roebourne
Death: , Perth
Parents: Harold Aubrey Hall
Helen Rose Hall (née Lodge)
Siblings: Helen Margaret Wilson (née Hall)
    10 July 1915 – 21 February 2000
Constance Boyd Berryman (née Hall)
Joan Leake Salom (née Hall)
    b. 1919 Roebourne – d. 1993 Perth
Partners: Maurice Salom
    c.1904 – 1985
Wikidata: Q94465147
Wikitree: Hall-55124
FamilySearch: G7YL-7NL
Ancestry: 312520620347

Joan Leake Hall was born on 24 August 1919 in Roebourne,[1][2] the youngest of the three children (all daughters) of Aubrey and Helen Hall. She was christened at St Mary's in Roebourne on 7 September.[3]

Before joining the RAAF she was working for West Australian Newspapers Ltd.[2] as a "clerk in advertising department. Typing debit sheets, receiving advertisements from agents over telephone, checking vouchers, operating accounting machine, also teaching shorthand at night school."

Previous employment: "Typiste to Diocesan Secretary, Church Office. Invoicing clerk, Namn Rubber Company. Teacher (shorthand), Hartill's Commercial College."[2]

Officer in the RAAF in WW2. Service number 103627.[2]

Enrolled 1943-01-04, commissioned 1943-05-21.

Service history.[2]
Start date Rank Unit Location
1943-01-04 ACW RAAF Depot (maybe No. 3 WAAAF Training Depot?) Karrinyup, Perth, Western Australia
1942-02-06 No. 4 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) Geraldton, Western Australia
1943-03-29 School of Admin Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
1943-05-24 1 WAAAF Depot "Larundel", Preston, Melbourne, Victoria
1944-05-20 4 SD Maylands
1945-09-17 1 RD Melbourne
1945-10-08 5 PD (Staff) Subiaco
1946-09-26 WAHQ Perth
1947-03-28 RAAF Station Laverton
1947-06-26 (Terminated)

"Hall is a pleasant, nice looking girl with a shy, ladylike manner. She is polite, _ily[?]  spoken and unobtrusive. She's taking over as Office WAAAF in this Area, she has been the only WAAAF officer in the Command and whereas, by virtue of the small numbers under the command and their concentration at Pearce, the job has not been a difficult one, the very absence of WAAAF troubles of any sort must be taken as indicative of satisfactory work on her part." —8 Jan 1947, D.R. Chapman, SOA.[2]

She married Maurice Salom, and they had no children.

Died aged 73 in 1993. Memorial in the Karrakatta rose gardens (Lawn 2, Garden GGC, position 10).[4]



  1. Family Notices (1919, November 5). The West Australian, p. 1. Retrieved October 23, 2016, from "HALL.---On August 24, at Roebourne, to Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Hall---a daughter (Joan Leake)."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Joan Leake Hall's WW2 service record
  3. "Australia Births and Baptisms, 1792-1981", database, FamilySearch ( : 28 January 2020), Joan Leake, 1919.