The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Millhouse
First Name:
Rupert John
Nick Name:
Dick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16675
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
22.09.1941
DOB:
14.08.1919
Place of Birth:
Port Lincoln, South Australia
Father's Name:
Hugh Percy Millhouse
Mothers's Name:
Joan Margaret Millhouse
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Farrier
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 32, Row C, Grave 13, Age 23.
Cause of Death:
Executed by a Japanese firing squad
Place of Death:
Singapore
Date of Death:
19.02.1942

General Description

Wounded in action South-West Bukit Timah receiving four gunshot wounds to the right leg. Missing in action from 11.2.1942. Executed by a Japanese firing squad for no apparent reason at map reference 753097.

See ‘Two came Home – The Firing Squads

R.S.M. Airey who survived the firing squad wrote of Pte. Millhouse that he thought him gallant to the last as he let his executioners know exactly what he thought of them with his last breath of life.

 

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