The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ralph
First Name:
Arthur
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX20107
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
8.10.1941
Discharged:
21.12.1945
DOB:
16.05.1906
Place of Birth:
Albany, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Ralph
Mothers's Name:
Susan Ralph
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Stevedore and Shed Worker
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Selarang Barracks Changi; Pulau Blakang Mati (November 1943-August 1945); Kranji Camp Woodlands
POW#:
2/9269
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa; Sydney-Melbourne by troop train; Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Arthur Ralph was one of nine Indigenous Western Australians to join the 2/4th.

 

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Dislocated ligaments in right knee on 12/2/1942. Evacuated to Alexandra Hospital until end of hostilities. Discharged to unit on 22/2/1942.

Arthur died 13 March 1959 aged 52 years.

Camp Locations:

  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Pulau Blakang Mat - Singapore ***
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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