The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Davies
First Name:
Gustave
Nick Name:
Gus
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX20086
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
1.10.1941
DOB:
22.10.1921
Place of Birth:
Monmouthshire, Pontypool, Wales
Father's Name:
Charles Davies
Mothers's Name:
Agnes Mabel Davies (nee Rapson)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 20.
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Place of Death:
Buona Vista. Soldier had been listed as missing following the ambush at South-West Bukit Timah on 11/2/1942.
Date of Death:
15.02.1942

General Description

Soldier had been listed as missing following the ambush at South-West Bukit Timah on 11.2.1942.

Gustave Davies was a Kingsley Fairbridge Farm Schoolboy.  He sailed from London in a party of 39 children on Balranald and arrived in Fremantle aged 11 years on 14/11/1932.  On the same 1932 journey was Ronald Burchell WX14023 also KIA 11.2.1942 at S-W Bukit Timah aged 21 years.

Gustave was housed at ‘Kitchener’ at Fairbridge.

Gustave died at age 20 as did another Fairbridge boy, Patrick George Hurst WX17351.

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