The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Page
First Name:
Ronald Arthur
Nick Name:
Ron
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX4934
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
23.07.1940
DOB:
28.12.1917
Place of Birth:
Athelstone, South Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Lloyd Page
Mothers's Name:
Bessie Page
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 26.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changl
Force:
‘B’ Force Borneo
POW#:
1127
Cause of Death:
Acute Enteritis
Place of Death:
Ranau No1 Camp
Date of Death:
17.02.1945

General Description

Soldier contracted disease on 3.2.1945 and died at 1230 hours on 17.2.1945 Death Certificate completed by Japanese Probationary Ofiicer Ferai.

PAGE, Private, RONALD ARTHUR, WX4934, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 17 February 1945. Age 26. Son of Albert and Bessie Lloyd Page, of Welshpool, Western Australia. Panel 19.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

 

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WA. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of WX4934 Private Ronald Arthur Page, 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion, Australian Infantry. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force. The 1494 POW’s that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942. Private Page, aged 26, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 17 February 1945. He was the son of Albert and Bessie Lloyd Page, of Welshpool, WA. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 19. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Ranau - Borneo
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