The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Butcher
First Name:
Manson William Frank
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17755
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
24.11.1941
DOB:
18.09.1922
Place of Birth:
Palmyra, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Frank Gunn Butcher
Mothers's Name:
Francis Elizabeth Butcher
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Trainee School Teacher
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 19.
Cause of Death:
Missing believed killed in action
Place of Death:
South-West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

Butcher, Manson Wlm Frank
Butcher, Manson Wlm Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank’s mother Frances died in 1944 at East Fremantle aged 63 years.  His Father Frank Gunn Butcher died in 1956 at Shenton Park.

 

 

Above Manson’s cousin was also a casualty of WW2.

 

Manson attended East Fremantle Primary School and later Perth Modern School.   He played Junior Football with East Fremantle Football Club.  He entered Teachers College 1941.  Manson Butcher was selected for Officer Training at Northam.

Manson enlisted 24 November 1941 and had tragically lost his life aged 19 years within three months during the battle for Singapore.

As a reinforcement Manson joined 2/4th MGB boarding  ‘Aquitania’ which sailed for Singapore on 16 January 1942.

Read further about ‘E’ Company.

 

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