The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Newling
First Name:
Oswald Kitchener
Nick Name:
Kitch
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17458
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
27.10.1941
DOB:
10.06.1915
Place of Birth:
Leederville, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William John Newling
Mothers's Name:
Lillian Mary Newling
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Boat Repairer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 3, Row F, Grave 48-53, Age 28.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
4/6448 & 2279
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Kuii
Date of Death:
22.10.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 205, Kuii

General Description

Newling
Newling Brothers

 

Admitted to Alexandra Hospital with appendicitis. Posted on the sick list on 27.1.1942.

Oswald Kitchener Newling was one of three brothers to enlist into 2/4th. There was Older brother Rexford Frank Newling WX8432 and younger brother Rolf Walker Newling WX8865.
Oswald and Rexford died at Kuii in 1943 and Rolf died June 1945 at Ranau on the ‘Death March’.

For further information read “Newling Brothers”

Please read about ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion and Kuii Camp

Camp Locations:

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