The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Smith
First Name:
George
Rank:
Acting Corporal (Promoted on 24.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX4891
Classification:
Cook
Company:
‘B’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
16.07.1940
DOB:
19.09.1902
Place of Birth:
Brechin, Angus, Scotland
Father's Name:
David Smith
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Smith
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Bread Carter
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 42.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘E’ Force Borneo
POW#:
4/4580 & 1550
Cause of Death:
Not Stated
Place of Death:
Sandakan‐Ranau track 2nd Ranau march.
Date of Death:
7.06.1945

General Description

George Smith would have been one of the last numbers of men to perish in Sandakan.  George was a man of steel determination to have survived so long.  Read further about Borneo.

Smith, George

 

Smith George

Smith George

 

SMITH, Corporal, GEORGE, WX4891, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 7 June 1945. Age 42. Son of David and Margaret Smith; husband of Eileen Smith, of Como, Western Australia. Panel 18.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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