The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Nybo
First Name:
Lawrance Roy
Nick Name:
Roy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX14327
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
18.06.1941
DOB:
6.02.1919
Place of Birth:
Broken Hill, New South Wales
Father's Name:
Herman Nybo
Mothers's Name:
Ivy Elizabeth Nybo (nee Payne)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Greengrocer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 46, Age 22.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion
POW#:
4/6460
Cause of Death:
Beri-Beri
Place of Death:
Hindaine
Date of Death:
4.09.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 33, Hindaine

General Description

Roy Nybo was selected with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  Read further.

Also read about Hindaine Camp

 

 

Following the end of the war, Roy Nybo was laid to rest at Kanachanaburi War Cemetery with about 90 other men of the 2/4th.

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Victor (Herman) Nybo and Ivy Elizabeth Payne married in 1914.  Ivy’s family were early settlers in WA’s south west.  Herman Nybo was born in Denmark in 1888.  Herman’s father was Norwegian and his mother German, however they appear to have resided in Denmark.  It is not known when Herman Nybo arrived in Australia.

The Nybo’s had twin boys in WA, Paul (William) and  Christian Herman (known as Chris) followed by another son  Herbert Edward (known as Teddy) then moved interstate (probably for work) to Broken Hill, NSW.   They had daughter Helena Edith born in 1919 and youngest son Roy who was born in 1921 (and not 1919 as Roy recorded on his enlistment).

The family returned to WA and in 1924 Roy’s father Herman died as the age of 36.  He was buried at Guildford Cemetery.  Ivy was widowed with a young family between the ages of 3 years to 10 years of age.

 

Roy’s brother Paul William Nybo enlisted with 2/2 Pioneer Battalion and became a POW of Japan.  He was returned to WA 9 October 1945 on ‘Tamaroa’.

It is also believed Chris may have enlisted.

Twins Paul William and Chris managed to get themselves into lots of little scrapes with the law during their younger years and must have caused their Mother Ivy much heartache.

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
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