The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Dalrymple
First Name:
Gordon Alexander
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX 14068
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 2 Platoon
Enlisted:
11.06.1941
DOB:
19.05.1920
Place of Birth:
Dundee, Scotland
Father's Name:
James Alexander Dalrymple
Mothers's Name:
Mary Conway Dalrymple (nee Ross)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Coppersmith and Welder
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 20.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action, Age 20
Place of Death:
Bald Hill, Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

DALRYMPLE

 

 

February 1952

DALRYMPLE FEBRUARY 1951

Gordon’s name is recorded at the Yarloop War Memorial along with that of Reg Tooze.

Gordon was about 4 years of age when he sailed from London on ‘Orama’ on 27 June 1925 to Fremantle with his parents and younger brother and sister Elizabeth.  The family soon moved to Yarloop to live where James Dalrymple was employed as an iron turner.

The Dalrymples were fortunate to have extended family living in the south west, members of Mary Dalrymples family.  Also Yalgoo appears to have been a tight-knit community which proved supportive in challenging times.

The Dalrymple family endured the tragedy of their second son Jimmie who died aged 6 1/2 years in 1929.

 

 

The family remained at Yalgoo until at least 1948.

Gordon had also worked at Yalgoo and enlisted from here in June 1941.  His death would have been huge loss for his family, losing a third son.

James died in 1962 and was buried Karrakatta aged 62 years.

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