The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Brown
First Name:
Reginald James
Nick Name:
Reg
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10805
Company:
'D' Company. No. 13 Platoon
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
DOB:
24.10.1924
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert James Brown
Mothers's Name:
Dorothy Martha Brown (nee O'Connell)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Bootmaker
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 6, Row C, Grave 12-14, Age 22.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Lim Chu Kang Road
Date of Death:
9.02.1942

General Description

When withdrawing from the coast, this party came under Japanese small arms fire. This soldier along with several others were never sighted again.  Reginald Brown was closer to 18 years of age when he died.

Reginald James Brown enlisted recording his birth date as 22 October 1920 at Magill, South Australia.  He in fact was born 24 October 1924 at Kalgoorlie.  His parents Albert James Brown and Dorothy Martha O’Connell married about 1924 East Coolgardie.

Reg had two younger brothers Frank and ‘Billie’ and when his father died in 1935, the Brown family was residing in Mt. Hawthorn. Reg’s mother died in 1981.

 

Brown, Reginald

 

Brown Reginald James

 

Kings Park Avenue of Honour

 

Reg enlisted 15 January 1941, joined ‘D’ Coy No. 13 Platoon.   He sent to South Australia and Northern Territory before sailing back on ‘Aquitania’ to Fremantle, anchoring for one night prior to sailing to Singapore on 16 January 1942.

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