The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Dix
First Name:
Edgar Albert
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX12924
Classification:
Electrician
Company:
Attached to the 2/4th A.A.O.C.
Enlisted:
14.05.1941
Discharged:
18.01.1946
DOB:
20.04.1907
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edgar Java Dix
Mothers's Name:
Clara Dix
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Radio Parts Manufacturer and Wire Winder
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Kranji Hospital Woodlands (39/4/1944), Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
Soldier was selected for 'F' Force but remained in Singapore as essential personnel due to his trade skills and recurring stomach problems.
POW#:
1/7514 and 3/7577
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Labuan, 2/lst H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Manunda 14.9.1945, Labuan-Morotai-Darwin-Perth by aircraft

General Description

Manthorpe, Dix, London & Beilby in front.
Manthorpe, Dix, London & Beilby in front.

 

Soildier was selected with F Force to work in Thailand, however was retained Changi as essential personnel.

When he returned to WA, Dix was found to have two stomachs for which he suffered illness throughout his POW in Singapore.

He was born Coolgardie 1907 and was one of two sons and one daughter to Edgar Java Dix and Clara Thomas.

He married about 1928 to Thelma Seacombe. They were recorded living in Wembvley. Edgar was employed as a radio mechanic prior to his enlistment.

Edgar died 23 May 1972 Perth, aged 65 years.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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