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.

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.

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.

Geary

Geary

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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