The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Sloane
First Name:
Robert Leo Tempest
Nick Name:
Rob
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7506
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
17.09.1914
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Walter John Sloane
Mothers's Name:
Annie Lillian Sloane
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Transport Driver and Mechanic
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 27.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Jurong Road
Date of Death:
9.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 748162

General Description

Rob Sloane & Percy Gibbs
Rob Sloane & Percy Gibbs –

Good Mates – Rob Sloane KIA 9/2/1942 & Percy Gibbs RTA.

Bombed by a Japanese aircraft.

Rob Sloane WX7506 - top left
Rob Sloane WX7506 – top left

 

Rob Sloane WX7506
Rob Sloane WX7506

 

Rob Sloane WX7506
Rob Sloane WX7506

 

It is believed Robert Sloane was the eldest of several children born to parents Walter John Sloane and Annie Lillian Tempest.  Prior to Rob’s marriage in about 1937 Rob was residing with his parents in Victoria Park.  He married Evelyn Magee, known as Betty.

Rob left his widowed wife Betty and young son Bobby.

 

Sloane WX7506

Sloane Robert

 

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