The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Flarty
First Name:
Neave
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17374
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No 3 Platoon.
Enlisted:
22.10.1931
Discharged:
8.04.1946
DOB:
22.10.1922
Place of Birth:
Moora, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Flarty
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, T Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Ubon
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade

General Description

Neave Flarty was one of nine Indigenous Western Australians to join 2/4th.

He was wounded in action at Bald Hill, Bukit Timah on 11 February 1942 and admitted to Alexandra Hospital on 12 February with a shrapnel wound to his right knee.  He was discharged to his unit on 23rd February 1942.

Rear L-R T.Allen & H.Wilkes Front L-R M.Wilkins, T.Gough & N.Flarty
Rear L-R T.Allen & H.Wilkes
Front L-R M.Wilkins, T.Gough & N.Flarty

 

As a POW in Singapore Neave was selected with ‘D’ Force T Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  T Battalion departed Singapore Railway Station on 16 March 1943 and headed for Bampong, Thailand.

Flarty worked on the cutting at Kinsaiyok and was at Ubon from where he was probably recovered at the end of the war.

Flarty died in Queensland in 1980.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Ubon - Thailand ***
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