The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Geary
First Name:
Michael Herbert
Nick Name:
Mick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8000
Company:
‘D’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
13.08.1940
DOB:
12.08.1911
Place of Birth:
Toodyay, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward James Geary
Mothers's Name:
Ellen Geary
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Rabbit Trapper
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 2, Age 31.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Brankassi, Hindaine
POW#:
4/6153 & 2244
Cause of Death:
Acute Enteritis
Place of Death:
Linson
Date of Death:
9.08.1943
Buried:
Linson Camp Cemetery, Grave No. 19.

General Description

Michael Geary was with the 10th Light Horse for 4 years prior to joining the 2/4th.

 

Below:  Mick Geary earned the nickname ‘Snowshoe’

 

 

Mick Geary had two surviving sisters and one brother. Mick had married in 1937 at Northam  to Florence Ellen Howard . A daughter Maureen Frances Geary was born prior to 1943.

Florence Geary remarried and died Victoria 1997.

 

Mick’s parents Edward James ‘Edwin’ Geary married Evelyn Crouch at Toodyay in 1911.  Several babies and very young children did not survive, leaving 4 children, Mick and Tom and girls Emma ‘Teen’ and Mary Monica ‘Mon’.

‘Edwin’ Geary died in 1957, was buried at Toodyay and in 1962 Mick’s mother Evelyn died in 1962.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He died at Hindaine Camp on 9/8/1943 aged 31 years from acute enteritis and was buried a Linson Grave No. 19, 203K.  Read further about Hindaine Camp.

 

Plaque at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row H, Grave 2

 

 

 

Geary

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Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Linson Wood Camp, 202k - Thailand
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