The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Rubery
First Name:
Herbert Michael
Nick Name:
Bert & Code
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7474
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
7.03.1918
Place of Birth:
Gosnells, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Michael John Rubery
Mothers's Name:
Esther Mary Rubery (nee French)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 2, Row C, Grave 6, Age 24.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
POW#:
1/12199
Cause of Death:
Dysentery, Pneumonia and Toxemia
Place of Death:
A. G. H. Roberts Barracks Changi
Date of Death:
23.02.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 79, A.1.F. Cemetery Changi

General Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral service was conducted by Chaplain C. G. Sexton from 2/20th Battalion.

 

 

 

Herb Rubery and his sister
Bert Rubery and his sister

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Rubery – Pioneering family – Bert’s grandfather died 1901.

In about 1906 Michael Rubery married Esther French in Fremantle.  The Rubery family were living at Gosnells when their second child and first daughter, 4 week old Katheleen Mary died of whooping cough on 18 November 1910 and was buried at Kenwick Pioneer Cemetery.  The family grew with the arrival of a further five children following on from their eldest son John (Jack).  Herbert born in 1915 was their second son.  In total there were three daughters and three sons.

It is no known when the Rubery family moved to Byford.

Herb Rubery last resided at Byford before enlisting.  His father died in 1950 at Byford and his mother in 1954.

Please ready Byford War Memorial.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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