The Soldier's Details

Surname:
New
First Name:
Frank Henry
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5196
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
26.07.1940
DOB:
7.11.1902
Place of Birth:
Gloucestershire, England
Father's Name:
John Henry New
Mothers's Name:
Caroline New
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Cook
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A4, Row A, Grave 6, Age 40.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Thetkaw, Kendau, Meiloe, Angganung, Khonkan
POW#:
2907
Cause of Death:
Post Leg Amputation
Place of Death:
Khonkan 55km Hospital Camp
Date of Death:
21.10.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 201, Khonkan

General Description

Frank was selected in Singapore to work on the Burma end of the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.

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Frank was evacuated to Khonkan on 4.7.1943. Two tropical ulcers had developed on his lower right leg. The leg was amputated above the knee but Frank died post operation. He was also suffering from malaria and dysentery at the time of his death.

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Frank New arrived in WA 27 November 1928 on ‘Oronsay’ from London.  He was 29 years old, and recorded his occupation as farm labourer.  It is possible Frank lowered his age to meet the maximum age criteria for enlistment.

In 1931 Electoral Role he was recorded working as farm hand at Coomerdale, located between Moora and Watheroo.

In 1935 Frank married Daisy Grace Eldridge (nee Wilkes).  The couple were recorded in 1936 and 1937 at Post Office Dining Rooms, Mandurah.  Frank was again recorded at same address for 1943, however not Daisy.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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