The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Bousfield
First Name:
George Reginald
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7600
Company:
'D' Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
Discharged:
14.02.1946
DOB:
8.08.1914
Place of Birth:
Liverpool, England
Father's Name:
George Bousfield
Mothers's Name:
Henrietta Bousfield (nee Taylor)
Religion:
Atheist
Pre-war Occupation:
Stockman
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Force:
'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

General Description

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.

 

EPSON MFP image

 

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.

Bousfield George Enlistment, Aug 1940 Carnarvon NorthernTimes
News of George’s Enlistment, Aug 1940 (Carnarvon) NorthernTimes.

 

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.)

Camp Locations:

  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
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