The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Grundy
First Name:
William Duncan
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10693
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
Discharged:
27.02.1946
DOB:
22.11.1911
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Amy Constance Grundy
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, T Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Chungkai
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan; Sydney- Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

Aub Hosking, Vern Hoppe, Billy Grundy, Harold Eastwood, Ted Cosson and Harry Picket
Aub Hosking, Vern Hoppe, Billy Grundy, Harold Eastwood, Ted Cosson and Harry Picket

 

Gang of '7' Signals in Adelaide. rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve wilkinson. Fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.
Gang of ‘7’ Signals in Adelaide.
rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve Wilkinson.
Fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.

 

It is believed Bill was selected for Saigon Both Party whilst in Thailand.  He would have left Singapore 2 February 1945 along with several 2/4th boys.

Bill was recovered from Saigon at wars end, probably had been working on the Saigon Docks.

Read about Both Party, Saigon

 

See Hubert Millar’s life

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Saigon - French Indo China
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