The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Walton
First Name:
Alexander Brian
Nick Name:
Brian
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX10363
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
18.12.1940
Discharged:
27.01.1946
DOB:
25.02.1912
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
David Storry Walton
Mothers's Name:
Amy Beatrice Walton
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Solicitor and Barrister
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
'E' Force Borneo
POW#:
4/4131
Return Details 1945:
Kuching‐Labuan‐Morotai‐Sydney, 2/2nd H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Wanganella, Sydney-Melbourne, 2/9th H.M. Australian Hospital Ship.

General Description

Officer was evacuated on 12/2/1942 and was replaced by Lieutenant R. Learmonth on 13/2/1942.

As POW interred Selarang, Walton was sent to Borneo with ‘E’ Force Borneo by ship.

Please read about ‘E’ Force Borneo.

Officer was recovered from Lintang Officer’s Camp Kuching, Sarawak at war’s end.  To learn the fate of the 2/4th’s ‘E’ and ‘B’ Forces at Sandakan, would have been beyond belief!  Not one single survivor.

 

Walton AB Kuching

KUCHING, SARAWAK, BORNEO. 1945-09-13. KUCHING FORCE. GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR WAITING TO LEAVE CAMP. WX10363 LT A. B. WALTON (NARROGIN WA) 2/4TH AUSTRALIAN MACHINE GUN BATTALION, AN UNIDENTIFIED AUSTRALIAN CIVILIAN INTERNEE, QX10123 LT N. DICK 2/10TH AUSTRALIAN FIELD REGIMENT, NX34651 CAPT J. H. BRITZ AASC 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, MR T. J. FLEMING YMCA REPRESENTATIVE (MELBOURNE), VX53004 LT J. C. HOSFORD 2/29TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, VX62624 CAPT A. T. J. OWEN, ORD, 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. CAPT OWEN FORMERLY WORKED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL BETWEEN 1929 AND 1932. (PHOTOGRAPHER LT A. W. HORNER).

Height 5′ 6 1/2″

Brian Walton’s grandfather.

 

 

Below:  for the Walton family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian was one of five children born to parents David Storry and Amy Beatrice Walton.  David Walton in his employment with Banking, the family moved around various country postings.

In 1939 Brian Walton married Lorna Le Page Hart at Narrogin.

 

Below:  Death of Lorna’s father – Eli Hart

 

Walton died 14 October 1989 aged 77 years and Lorna died 1984 aged 71 years.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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