The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Moir
First Name:
Edward George
Nick Name:
Ted
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15905
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
28.08.1941
DOB:
14.05.1911
Place of Birth:
Donnybrook, Western Australia
Father's Name:
McLaren John Moir
Mothers's Name:
Edith Alice Moir
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 3, Row D, Grave 71-73, Age 32.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
2273
Cause of Death:
Malaria and Dysentery
Place of Death:
Kuii
Date of Death:
1.10.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 187, Kuii

General Description

Soldier was admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 2.2.1942. Transferred to the 2/10th Australian General Hospital with a fever. Discharged to unit having recovered from malaria on 8.3.1942.

 

Edward George (Ted) Moir married in Albany in 1936 to Clarabelle May Lilford and had a family of three children.   Records show Clarabelle May died in 1944.  She would have been 30 years old.

Ted Moir is half brother to Peter Gardiner WX10925.

Edward (Ted)’s father McLaren John (known as Kenny) Moir enlisted 1916 AIF WW1, 44th Btn.  Whilst at Blackboy Hill Kenny Moir contracted pneumonia and died  soon after (1916) at hospital in Subiaco.  Widow Edith Alice was left with two young children to raise, Ted and Gwen.

Edith Alice Moir (nee Parsons) remarried  to Harold Alan Gardiner. Their son Peter Alan Gardiner WX 10925 was born in 1921 and he enlisted 17 February 1941.  Edward (Ted) Moir enlisted September 1941.  The brothers were close, both were in ‘D’ company and as POWs in Singapore were selected with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  V Battalion was to endure the highest death rate of all battalions.

Read about ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion and Kuii Camp

It was at Kuii Ted succumbed to illness and died.

MOIR Edward George

MOIR EDWARD GEORGE

Moir Edward George
Moir Edward George

Ted had 3 children when he died, and sadly his wife May died while he was away.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
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