The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘B’ Company Headquarters, No. 8 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Surrey, England
- Father's Name:
- Frank Vaughan
- Mothers's Name:
- Eliza Jane Vaughan (nee Carter) remarried Peters
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row E, Grave 39, Age 33.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Tavoy, Kendau, Thetkaw, Khonkan 55km (evacuated from Meiloe 3.7.1943)
- Cause of Death:
- Malaria and Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave G3, Tamarkan
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.
Photograph taken January 2018. C. Mellor
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.
- 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