The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Winter
First Name:
Walter Victor
Nick Name:
Wally
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10373
Company:
‘B’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
18.12.1940
Discharged:
2.05.1945
DOB:
19.07.1919
Place of Birth:
Coventry, England
Father's Name:
Walter Victor Winter
Mothers's Name:
Annie Winter
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km
POW#:
2901
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 36 (rescued by USS Pampanito)
Return Details 1945:
Saipan-Guadalcanal-Brisbane-Perth, 1/11/1944.

General Description

Wally Winter and bride
Wally Winter and bride 1946
Mrs Wally Winter 1936. To my Darling who I shall always love xxxxx Hurry back
Mrs Wally Winter 1936.
To my Darling who I shall always love xxxxx
Hurry back

 

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 and Alf Winter19012017

Wally (centre) and Alf Winter (right)

Wally Winter died 18th July 1996 at Gosnells aged 76 years.  He was buried at Fremantle Cemetery.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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