The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Arthur Amos Murray
- Lance Corporal
- Regimental #:
- 'A' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Kirup, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Lt-Col Noel Brazier, 10th Light Horse Regiment WW1
- Mothers's Name:
- Edith Maud Brazier
- Church ofEnglund
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Farmer and Grazier
- Thanhyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A11, Row B, Grave 13, Age 38.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- 'A' Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Thanbyuzyat
- Cause of Death:
- Bacillary Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Thanbyuzayat Base Hospital
- Date of Death:
- Grave A30 Thanbyuzayat Cemetery, A.I.F. Section
Soldier was evacuated by truck from Thetkaw l4km Camp to the Base Hospital at Thanbyuzayat on 3.3.l943. Soldier died at 0122 hours on 18.3.1943. Funeral service was conducted by Chaplain F. H. Bashford from the 2/4th Casualty Clearing Station.
Plaque 107, Hale School Memorial
Arthur Amos Murray Brazier
Arthur was from a farming family and was a boarder from Kirup in the South-West. He entered Hale School in 1919 as a 13 year old.
On the outbreak of war, he joined the 2/4th Machine-Gun Battalion and was eventually posted to Singapore. He was a made a prisoner-of-war when Singapore fell on 15 February 1942, spent some months in Changi prison and then was sent north to work in the Burma-Thai railway line later in the year.
He died in March 1943 as a result of malnutrition, disease and mistreatment by his captors. He was 36 years of age.
The Hale School museum has procured a small length of the Burma-Thai railway line and on it, together with two other Haleians who met a similar fate, Arthur’s name is inscribed.
Placed by Mr Jim Elliot, representing the 2/4th Machine-Gun Battalion Association
The extended Brazier family placed a plaque at the original family farm, Kirup in memory of Arthur Amos Murray Brazier.
Kirup War Memorial includes names of Brazier and Negri.
Includes Peter Negri and Brazier.
Above: Nephews of Arthur – John B. Fitzhardinge and Richard John Brazier. John and Richard attended 2018 Annual Luncheon for 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion Ex-Members at Kings Park.
Earlier during the day at the 73rd Commemorative Service for VJ Day, Richard read the poem – ‘Mates’.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Thanbyuzayat, 415k - Burma
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma