The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Cannon
First Name:
Reginald Francis
Nick Name:
Reg
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7479
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company, No. 1 Platoon
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
2.09.1912
Place of Birth:
Carnarvon, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Desmond Ernest Cannon
Mothers's Name:
May Cannon
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Salesman
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 14, Age 29.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Hill 200, Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
12.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 763132 by Major A.Cough Party on 21.12.1942

General Description

 

Reg Cannon enlisted AIF 6 Aug 1940 later joining 2/4th’s HQ Company as a Signaller.  Reg was Killed in Action on 12 Feb 1942 at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan, Singapore aged 29 years.

Please read further about Ulu Pandan.

 

Ronald Francis Cannon
Ronald Francis Cannon

 

 

West Australian Newspaper 1947

 

 

When Reginald was born Carnarvon 1912 his parents were managing the Settlers Hotel.  They remained for several years.

 

Reg’s father Desmond Cannon died in 1952.

 

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