The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Outtrim
First Name:
Noel James
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 11.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX10802
Classification:
Rangetaker
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
DOB:
5.07.1920
Place of Birth:
Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edwin Kingston Outtrim
Mothers's Name:
Annie Florence Genevra Outtrim
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Letter Carrier
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row E, Grave 57, Age 24.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thompson Rd (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Captain Fred Harris Party
POW#:
1/ 12120
Cause of Death:
Cerebral Malaria
Place of Death:
Kinsaiyok
Date of Death:
22.11.1944
Buried:
Grave H38, Kinsaiyok

General Description

Soldier was with Captain Fred Harris Party at Non Pladuk on 4.3.1944 and it is likely that he went back up the line on a maintenance party.  He died at Kinsaiyok Camp of cerebral malaria aged 24 years.

Read about Capt. Fred Harris Party.

Outtrim West Australian 22 September 1946

 

 

Outtrim

 

 

Noel and Ken Tucker were both in ‘B’ Coy and were close mates. Ken Tucker went to Japan after working on the Burma-Thai Railway and survived the war.

 

Outtrim Noel James

Photograph taken Kanchanaburi War Cemetery January 2018

 

Noel was the youngest of four sons born to parents Edwin Outtrim and Annie Turley who married at Mt. Magnet in 1906.   Their youngest two sons were born in Ravensthorpe where Edwin was working at the mine.

 

Noel’s father died 9 February 1940.

The above was in The West Australia newspaper, 22 Sep 1944.

Tragically Noel died at Kinsaiyok Camp  exactly one month later on 22 October 1944.

 

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
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