The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Brazier
First Name:
Arthur Amos Murray
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX14226
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
16.06.1941
DOB:
14.02.1908
Place of Birth:
Kirup, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Lt-Col Noel Brazier, 10th Light Horse Regiment WW1
Mothers's Name:
Edith Maud Brazier
Religion:
Church ofEnglund
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer and Grazier
Memorial:
Thanhyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A11, Row B, Grave 13, Age 38.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Thanbyuzyat
POW#:
1500
Cause of Death:
Bacillary Dysentery
Place of Death:
Thanbyuzayat Base Hospital
Date of Death:
18.03.1943
Buried:
Grave A30 Thanbyuzayat Cemetery, A.I.F. Section

General Description

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.

Read further about ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion

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.

Balingup  War Memorial

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’.

Camp Locations:

  • 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
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