The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- William Andrew
- Nick Name:
- Bill /Chooka
- Regimental #:
- 'D' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- John Joseph Dwyer
- Mothers's Name:
- Marie Annie Dwyer
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 22, Age 24.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- 'D' force Thailand, V Battalion
- 3/7649 and 2237
- Cause of Death:
- Malaria and Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 47, Brankassi
Admitted to the 2/10th Australian General Hospital on 12.2.1942 badly shell shocked and suffering from nervous exhaustion. Discharged to unit on 20.2.1942.
Bill Dwyer was selected from Selerang with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on Burma-Thai Railway. They travelled by train from Singapore to Bampong, Thailand crowded into small carriages unable to all sit or sleep at one time. V Battalion was to endure the highest death rate of any Battalion in ‘D’ Force. Please read further.
Bill was singled out for unnecessary savagery by a Japanese guard intent on venting what can only be recognised as inhumane behaviour and thinking. For more details about the incident leading up to the tragic death of Bill Dwyer.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand