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 and Lloyd Hadden from 2/4th attend Hadden’s younger brother Ron’s wedding.

 

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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