The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- George Reginald
- Regimental #:
- 'D' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Liverpool, England
- Father's Name:
- George Bousfield
- Mothers's Name:
- Henrietta Bousfield (nee Taylor)
- Pre-war Occupation:
- 'A' Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Nakom Nayok
- Camps Burma:
- Marched out from Aungganaung 105km Camp to Tamarkan on 27.2.1944 which would indicate that this soldier had worked with Williams No. 1 Mobile Force, down into Thailand.
- Camps Java:
- Bicycle Camp Batavia
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay
George Reginald Bousfield was a Fairbridge Farm Schoolboy. Formerly from Barnardos he arrived in Western Australia on ‘Euripides‘ on 11 February 1924 at Albany. George aged 10 years, was housed in Glasgow Cottage.
In 1931 George was working with W. Taylor, Esq., Dunmore Farm, Mundijong; in 1932 with H. Nairn, Esq, Byford; Summer of 1934 he was at Mangaroon, South Carnarvon; and in 1936 George was living at Guildford. Prior to enlistment he was working at Peedamulla Station, a sheep station 58k out of Onslow.
In 1941 he married Mary Kathleen Whelan in Kalgoorlie.
Returning from the war George and Mary lived in Kalgoorlie. He first found employment with the council, then later took up mining.
The Bousfield moved to live in Kambalda for a few years where again George was employed in mining.
We believe George passed away 29 Oct 1997 at Katanning, WA. and that George and Mary Bousfield are buried Katanning Cemetery.
(Although George recorded his father as George Bousfield, another source records his name as Clifford H. Bousfield.)
- Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***