The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ninyette
First Name:
Samuel
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16417
Company:
‘D ’ Company, No. 15 Platoon.
Enlisted:
10.09.1941
Discharged:
28.02.1946
DOB:
15.03.1917
Place of Birth:
Beverley, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Jack Ninyette
Mothers's Name:
Rosie Ninyette
Religion:
Salvation Army
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Java:
'Blackforce'
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force
Camps Thailand:
131km, Kanchanaburi, Konkoita (21.7.1944)
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
POW#:
4666
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade

General Description

Samuel Ninyette was one of eight Indigenous Western Australians to join the 2/4th.

Samuel Ninyette was AWOL at Fremantle when “Aquitania” sailed for Singapore.  He was one of 88 men from 2/4th who sailed to Java at end of January 1942 and became part of Blackforce.

Read story of Personnel AWOL Fremantle.

 

(The following information from Jan James Collection)

Samuel Ninyette had 6 children with his wife Emmeline Francis Jones whom he married at Wagin 17th July 1941.

He died 17th February 1981 at  RPH and was buried at Serpentine.

 

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