The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Todd
First Name:
Richard Lloyd
Nick Name:
Dick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7470
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
22.04.1916
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Todd
Mothers's Name:
Leonora Todd
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Hairdresser
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Joint Grave, Plot 23, Row A, Grave 15-16, Age 25.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Reformatory Road, Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
12.02.1942

General Description

mrsangus copy 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Height 5′ 8″

 

 

Above: notice from HQ mate Joe McGinty, who survived to return home

 

Dick was the youngest of two sons born to parents Joseph Todd and Leonora LLoyd who married 1910 Wellington district, WA.

Two years following the birth of Dick, his father Joseph died of throat cancer in 1918.  These years were particularly tough for Leonora as both her parents died in Victoria where she was born, during the previous two years.  She also had a brother die 1918 WW1 in France and another in 1919 at Kelmscott, WA.

When her youngest sons Dick died in Singapore  aged 25 years  Leonora would have been crushed.  She died in 1954 and was buried with her husband Joseph at Karrakatta.

 

 

 

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