The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Facey
First Name:
Albert Barnett
Nick Name:
Barney
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX4915
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
23.07.1940
DOB:
3.02.1919
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Barnett Facey
Mothers's Name:
Evelyn Mary Facey
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Market Gardener and Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 9-13, Age 23
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action.
Place of Death:
Cemetery Hill, Buona Vista
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
Chinese Cemetery Hill, map reference 784112

General Description

Soldier was wounded in his back by shrapnel and died a few minutes later. Buried where killed with eight others in two separate graves, one grave with four bodies and the other with five bodies. The bodies were buried by denomination, one containing Roman Catholics and the other Protestants.

 

Albert was the son of Albert Barnett Facey, author of ‘A Fortunate Life.’

 

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