The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Stuart
First Name:
William George Raymond
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX14495
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
23.06.1941
DOB:
16.04.1893
Place of Birth:
Semaphore, South Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Not Known
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Carpenter’s Trade Assistant
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 6, Row C, Grave 12-14, Age 49.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
14 mile peg, Lim Chu Kang Road
Date of Death:
9.02.1942
Buried:
Singapore Military Cemetery, Collective Grave 12-14

General Description

Soldier was coming out from the west coast of Singapore when his group were split up under enemy small arms fire. He was not seen again after this time. This soldier was a veteran of WWI in which he was wounded in action with the 16th Battalion at Gallipoli. He was wounded again at Hill 63 Messines Ridge and was awarded a Military Medal for his actions at Proyart with the 48th Battallion in 1918. He was also a Staff Sergeant and a Vickers machine gun instructor with the 16th Battalion militia.

Pte W.G.R. Stuart WX14495

Pte W.G.R. Stuart WX14495
Pte W.G.R. Stuart WX14495

 

Pte W.G.R. Stuart WX14495, Pte M.L. Browne WX7148, Pte R.J. Brown WX10805
Pte W.G.R. Stuart WX14495, Pte M.L. Browne WX7148, Pte R.J. Brown WX10805

Stuart

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