The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Goldie
First Name:
James Mclaughlan
Nick Name:
Jim
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7627
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
1.11.1918
Place of Birth:
Clydesbank, Scotland
Father's Name:
Thomas Goldie
Mothers's Name:
Sarah Hamil Goldie
Religion:
Congregational
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 26.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi (Forest Party)
Force:
'B' Force Borneo
POW#:
739
Cause of Death:
Acute Enteritis
Place of Death:
Sandakan-Ranau track, 2nd Ranau march.
Date of Death:
4.06.1945

General Description

GOLDIE, Private, JAMES MCLAUGHLAN, WX7627, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 4 June 1945. Age 26. Son of Thomas and Sarah Goldie, of Busselton, Western Australia. Panel 18 Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

 

Goldie, James James McLaughlan Goldie

 

Jim Goldie and ‘Bubbles’ Holmes were best mates working at Worsley prior to  enlisting.  Tragically they both perished on the Second Sandakan to Ranau Death March, Borneo.   Jim Goldie’s official Japanese death records state he died of acute enteritis on 4 June 1945, 38 miles from Sandakan.  He was 26 years old.

With ‘B’ Force Jim left Singapore 7th July 1942, on board tramp ship ‘Ubi Maru’ and arrived Sandakan 18th July.

Jim was included in the 1st Sandakan March.   9 groups left Sandakan between 29th January and 6th February 1945.

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Death Notice West Australian 1 November 1945
Death Notice West Australian 1 November 1945

Beard died Sandakan on 10 July, 1945.  Don Manning died 1943 at Kuii Camp, Burma-Thai Railway of Avitaminosis.  Beard, Goldie and Manning were in ‘C’ Company and enlisted in 1940.

Charles ‘Bubbles’ Holme enlisted September 1941.  Unfortunately we have no record of which Company he was with.   Holme was sent to Sandakan with ‘E’ Force.  Holme was on Sandakan- Ranau March and perished 3 days after Goldie, on 7th June 1945.

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Camp Locations:

  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
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