The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hargreaves
First Name:
Arthur Mack
Nick Name:
Mack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16793
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 1 Platoon.
Enlisted:
1.10.1941
DOB:
14.10.1914
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Richard Lupton Hargreaves
Mothers's Name:
Laura Agnes Hargreaves
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farm Manager
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 27.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
South-West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

‘Mack was kindness itself to my brother and I in the years before he went away’.

Maisie Cullum.

Hargreaves Arthur Mack
Hargreaves Arthur Mack, known as ‘Mack’ KIA 11/2/1942 South-West Bukit Timah aged 27 years. ‘Mack’ enlisted at Claremont 1 October 1941, a little more than 4 months later he was killed in action Singapore.

 

Mack Hargeaves recorded his sister Jean Bardwell as his Next-of-Kin.  His other siblings were Phyllis and Robert.  His father was residing in Coolgardie/Goldfieds in the early 1900s.  The Hargreaves family were living in the Nungarin area in 1920’s, Mack’s mother Laura Hargreaves died in December 1923 aged 46 years.  His father Richard died in 1938.

When Mack enlisted in 1941 he had been living in the Margaret River region, working as a farm-hand at Rosa Glen (he was caretaker (for Banks) for those people who had walked off their farms).

 

From Argus Newspaper (Melbourne, Victoria) Saturday 20th April, 1946

HARGREAVE – WX16793 Pte. Arthur Mack previously reported missing, killed in action Singapore, February 11, 1945 loved younger son of late R.L. and L.A. Hargreave, W.A. brother of Phyllis (South Belgrave), Robert (W.A.) and Jean (Mrs Bardwell, Easternwick).

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