The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Vaughan
First Name:
Frank
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5932
Classification:
Cook
Company:
‘B’ Company Headquarters, No. 8 Platoon
Enlisted:
29.06.1940
DOB:
8.11.1910
Place of Birth:
Surrey, England
Father's Name:
Frank Vaughan
Mothers's Name:
Eliza Jane Vaughan (nee Carter) remarried Peters
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row E, Grave 39, Age 33.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau, Thetkaw, Khonkan 55km (evacuated from Meiloe 3.7.1943)
POW#:
1473
Cause of Death:
Malaria and Dysentery
Place of Death:
Tamarkan
Date of Death:
1.04.1944
Buried:
Grave G3, Tamarkan

General Description

 

Height 5′ 5″

Funeral service conducted by Padre J. K. W. Matheson. At Ye, soldier was admitted to the Dutch ward on 28.9.1942. Transferred to the Australian ward on 10.10.1942.

According to Ron Badock, Frank Vaughan was the first to cook bread at Changi.

Please read further about ‘A’ Force Green Force No. 3 Battalion

 

Photograph taken January 2018. C. Mellor

Please read other other Wyalkatchem men who died

Frank Vaughan (Snr) marrioed Eliza Jasne Carter in 1901 Horsham, Sussex, England.  Frank born in Surrey, England had 3 older sisters, Alice, Gladys and Marjory.  In 1911 his father Frank Vaughan (Snr) died.
Eliza Vaughan remarried to Peters and had further 2 children.

In 1924 Frank was recorded with his mother (Eliza Peters), Ethel and Phyllis Peters and his older Vaughan sisters arriving in Fremantle about May 1914 on ‘Armadale’ when he was about 3-4 years old.

 

Above:  ‘Armadale’ shipping list.

 

The family settled in Wyalkatchem.

In about 1934 Frank married Bertha Gangell and the couple had a son Clive Douglas Vaughan born in 1937-1967.

Bertha Vaughan died 29 September 2002 at Mt Hawthorn at the age of 90, and is buried at Karrakatta.

Clive Vaughan died 3 May 1967 aged 29 years at Morley and is also buried at Karrakatta near his mother.  (Anglican PC 0293 and 0294).

Frank’s mother Eliza Peters died 18 June 1960 aged 79 years at Mosman Park and is buried at Karrakatta.

 

 

Above: Probate notice showing Frank using both Peters and Vaughan surname, as does his marriage notice.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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