The Soldier's Details

Surname:
O’Leary
First Name:
Daniel Martin
Rank:
Lance Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX8174
Company:
‘A' Company
Enlisted:
16.08.1940
DOB:
3.03.1910
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Jeremiah O’Leary
Mothers's Name:
Honorah Ethel O’Leary
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Railway Fireman
Memorial:
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A13, Row C, Grave 2, Age 33.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
POW#:
3/6123
Cause of Death:
Malaria and Dysentery
Place of Death:
Kami Sonkurai
Date of Death:
14.11.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 344, Kani Sonkurai

General Description

NCO’s leg was amputated by Captain. J. L. Taylor, A.A.M.C.

 

 

In 1931 Electoral Roll Daniel O’Leary was a railway cleaner with WAGR and living with his parents Jeremiah and Honorah O’Leary (nee Quartermaine).  They had married at East Coolgardie in 1908.  Jeremiah was a loco engine driver and in 1931, the O’Leary family were residing at Clyde Street, Narrogin,

In 1937 Daniel was still employed with the Railways, but was now a railway fireman living in Geraldton.  He had a sister Aileen and brother Kevin.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand
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