The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Newling
First Name:
Rexford Frank
Nick Name:
Rex
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8432
Classification:
Bricklayer
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
8.10.1940
DOB:
28.04.1913
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William John Newling
Mothers's Name:
Lillian Mary Newling
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Bricklayer
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 3 Row D, Grave 71-73, Age 30.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
4/6449 & 2278
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Kuii
Buried:
Grave No. 187, Kuii

General Description

 

 

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Newling Brothers

Rexford Frank Newling (on right) was one of three brothers to enlist into 2/4th.
Older brother Rolf Walker Newling WX8865 died 1945 Ranau on the ‘Death March’, and younger brother Oswald Kitchener  ‘Kitch’ Newling WX17458 the last to enlist in October 1941 also died of Malaria at Kuii, however a month later than Rexford.

For further information read the story “Newling Brothers”

Please read about ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion

Newling Rex 1

Newling Rex 2

Newling Rex 3

Newling Rex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newling Rex Death Notice

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
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