The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Beilby
First Name:
Phillip James
Nick Name:
Phil
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX12765
Classification:
Motor Transport Fitter
Company:
Attachd 2/4th A.A.O.C.
Enlisted:
12.05.1941
Discharged:
13.08.1945
DOB:
12.11.1911
Place of Birth:
Collie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Kenny Beilby
Mothers's Name:
Agnes Sarah Beilby
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Motor Mechanic
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km,
POW#:
1584
Japan:
Rakuro Maru Party, Kumi No 35 (rescued by USS Queenfish)
Return Details 1945:
Saipan-Guadalcanal-Brisbane-Perth by aircraft 1.11.1944

General Description

Read the story Members of 2/4th nominated for Medal but not awarded.

And the story Surviving the Sinking of the Rakuyo Maru written by Roy Cornford NX44955 of the 2/19th Battalion, courtesy of Peter Winstanley.

 

Beilby, Phil
Beilby, Phil
Beilby, Phil Front Left
Beilby, Phil Front Left

 

Phil passed away aged 95yrs, April 28 2006, at Dalkeith, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
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