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