The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Worth
First Name:
Walter George
Nick Name:
Wally
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10012
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
13.12.1940
DOB:
5.04.1912
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Western Australia
Father's Name:
De Courcey Cleaver Worth
Mothers's Name:
Olive Ernestine Worth (nee Roach)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Flour Mill Employee (Smutterman)
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A14, Row A, Grave 12, Age 31.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
POW#:
4/6845
Cause of Death:
Cholera
Place of Death:
Kami Sonkurai
Date of Death:
28.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 92, Kami Sonkurai

General Description

Soldier was a member of both Colonel Kappe’s and Pond’s parties. It was thought Wally may have been the only 2/4th to be part of Pond’s Party,  however we know Clive Hellmrich was also in Pond’s Party.  Hellmrich requested to be with his brother Noel Hellmrich.  Clive Hellmrich was Taken on Strength with 2/6th Field Park Company on 5 January 1943.

 

Wally Worth, unknown lady and Harry Pickett

Wally Worth, unknown lady,  and Harry Pickett.

Wally and Millie Worth.

 

The following was published in the Daly News, Perth,  Western Australia on 21 September 1943

Worth Wally final

Worth Walter George West Australian (Perth, WA _ 1879 - 1954), Tuesday 23 October 1945, page 1

 

Wally Worth’s name is inscribed on the WW2 War Memorial at Guildford.

 

Wally’s parents De Courcey Worth and Olive Ernastine Roach married 1916.  Wally was one of 8 children.  Two brothers also enlisted into the services during WW2.  They fortunately returned home.

Wally married Millicent Harriet Dedman during 1941.  She remarried in 1954 and died in 1994.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand
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