The Soldier's Details

Surname:
McGlinn
First Name:
Donald Spencer
Nick Name:
Don
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX11580
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
9.04.1941
DOB:
22.03.1915
Place of Birth:
Dangin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Edmund McGlinn
Mothers's Name:
Victoria Elizabeth McGlinn (nee Bond)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Railways Platelayer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row J, Grave 44, Age 28.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II
POW#:
3/8883 & 8817
Cause of Death:
Dysentery and Avitaminosis
Place of Death:
Tarsau
Date of Death:
15.07.1943
Buried:
Cemetery No. 2, Grave No. 45 Tarsau, on 16.7.1943

General Description

Back Row Centre Gordon Breeze Front Row Left D S McGlinn WX11580 - others unknown
Back Row Centre Gordon Breeze
Front Row Left D S McGlinn WX11580 – others unknown.

 

 

Buried by John Waddell & S. A. ‘Sue’ Currie.

 

 

Don McGlinn is first cousin to Frank McGlinn WX8478.

Their fathers are brothers, Don’s father James Edmund McGill is two years younger that Thomas McGill, the father of Frank.  James and Thomas are two of about 15 children born to parents David Patrick McGlinn and Sarah Ashworth of York.

Don was the third of 8 children.  His father died in 1946.

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.  Photo taken January 2018

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
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