The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Platts
First Name:
Norman Willis
Nick Name:
Norm
Rank:
Sergeant (Promoted on 7.2.1942)
Regimental #:
WX16883
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
6.10.1941
DOB:
14.03.1910
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Herbert Sleath Platts
Mothers's Name:
Ethel Jane Platts (nee Maslin)
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Water Engineer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 135, Age 31.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
South‐West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

NCO pulled Lieutenant J. Till back after he was wounded at South-West Bukit Timah.

 

Norman Platts was one of four children born to Herbert and Ethel Platts in Bunbury.  There were two girls Thelma and May and two boys.  Norman’s younger brother Richard Sleath Platts born in 1916 also enlisted.  Richard WX5686 joined 2/16th Battalion.  He died 5th December 1942 at Bomana near Port Moresby, New Guinea.

Norman married Annie Ray Armstrong in 1930, they had two children Ivor and Margaret.

He was killed in action 11th February 1942, just four months after enlisting  6th October 1941.

 

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