The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Walter Victor
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘B’ Company Headquarters
- Place of Birth:
- Coventry, England
- Father's Name:
- Walter Victor Winter
- Mothers's Name:
- Annie Winter
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Victoria Point, Kendau, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Aungganaung, Tamarkan,
- Camps Burma:
- Khonkan 55km
- Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 36 (rescued by USS Pampanito)
- Return Details 1945:
- Saipan-Guadalcanal-Brisbane-Perth, 1/11/1944.
Wally aged 7 years departed London on SS Ballarat 12 May 1927 for Fremantle. He was accompanied by the Winter family – his father Walter Victor, then aged 48 years Labourer, mother Annie (48) Ernst (13) Lucy Hilda (5) and Bernard (3 months).
Before going to war the Winter family was living Judd Street, South Perth. Annie, Lucy and Walter.
Wally married Hilda Quake in 1946.
In 1949 Electoral Roll Hilda and Wally are residing Barker Street, Subiaco. Wally is a builder, In 1963 they are living Como where Wally is again builder. In 1980 Wally and Hilda are living at Jurien Bay, Wally is a fisherman.
We believe Annie Winter may have died 1961 at Guildford aged 82 years.
We can confirm Wally was at Aungganaung 105 km Camp 10 March 1944 – Don Matheson died of illness and Wally was a pallbearer for his service.
Wally was one of the lucky men to have survived in the seas long enough to be rescued by the same American submarines which attacked the convoy ‘Rakuyo’ Maru was sailing with.
Read the story Members of 2/4th nominated for Medal but not awarded.
And the story Surviving the Sinking of the Rakuyo Maru written by Roy Cornford NX44955 of the 2/19th Battalion, courtesy of Peter Winstanley.
Wally (centre) and Alf Winter (right)
In July 1995 Borehole Bulletin, news was mentioned of Wally being at Amaroo Nursing Home, Lissiman Street, Gosnells.
Wally Winter died 18th July 1996 at Gosnells aged 76 years. He was buried at Fremantle Cemetery.
- River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
- Saigon - French Indo China
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma