The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Kidd
First Name:
George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7250
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
DOB:
1.06.1904
Place of Birth:
Newcastle, England
Father's Name:
James Alexander Hunter Kidd
Mothers's Name:
Christina Ross Kidd
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Painter
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 47, Age 37.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'H' Force Thailand, Group No. 3
POW#:
3/8402 & 639
Cause of Death:
Cardiac Beri‐Beri
Place of Death:
Kanchanaburi
Date of Death:
24.10.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 214, Kanchanaburi.

General Description

Kidd

Photographed Kanchanaburi War Cemetery January 2018 – C.Mellor

The Kidd family arrived in Western Australia on board ‘Belgic’ from England about November 1912.  George was one of 4 young children, Jane, George, Mary and William.  It is believed there was at least one further addition to the family, David.

When he enlisted, George was recorded living and working at Boulder.  In fact two sons, George and younger brother David were living with their parents at 80 Moran Street, and both were working with their father as painters.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
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