The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Moher
First Name:
Kenneth
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17737
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
21.11.1941
DOB:
25.09.1914
Place of Birth:
Gwalia, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Moher
Mothers's Name:
Mary Moher
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk and Baker
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A5, Row E, Grave 8, Age 28.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Augganaung
Cause of Death:
Amoebic Dysentery
Place of Death:
Khonkan 55km Camp
Date of Death:
24.07.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 27, Khonkan.

General Description

Ken Moher was the youngest of six children born to William Moher (born 1862 Ireland) and Mary Wedlake who married in 1898 Perth, WA.   The Moher family lived in Boulder  where William was first employed at mining.
William later became a hotelier in Boulder.   William Moher died at Boulder in 1926 and Mary Moher died Perth 1939.

William’s father James Moher died in 1896 Goolgardie.  Both William and his father James were born in Ireland, although it is not known when they arrived in WA.

When Ken enlisted in November 1941, both of his parents had  died.  He had been working as a baker for the past previous years with his brother Gilbert at Wiluna.

 

 

The death of baby William Moher in 1901.


Ken’s father William’s funeral AWU Notice

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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