The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Barr
First Name:
Robert Shipley
Nick Name:
Bob
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7611
Company:
‘D' Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
13.05.1918
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Barr
Mothers's Name:
Hannah Barr
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery
Singapore:
Special Memorial ‘C‘, Plot 4, Row D, Grave 20, Age 23
Cause of Death:
Possibly Executed
Place of Death:
Not known
Date of Death:
15.02.1942

General Description

Unconfirmed report stated that soldier was admitted to hospital and then discharged to unit on 15.2.1942. It is believed soldier was travelling in an ambulance when captured by the Japanese. No other details are known.

Capt. G W Gwynne, ‘Don’ Coy was of the opinion Bob Barr was executed by the Japanese.

R. S. Barr
R. S. Barr

 

Barr Robert Shipley
Barr Robert Shipley

 

Barr
Western Mail February 1948.

 

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