The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Thorpe
First Name:
James
Nick Name:
Jim
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8460
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
DOB:
11.11.1916
Place of Birth:
Shotley Bridge, Durham, England
Father's Name:
John Thorpe
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Thorpe
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Milk Carrier
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 16, Age 25.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Buona Vista
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
Chinese Cemetery in a common grave.

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Soldier was killed sometime between 1600 and 1700 hours. He was sheltering behind a house when it received a direct hit. Robert Whitford WX7232 was hit in the chest and died by the same shell which killed Jim Thorpe.  The Chinese Cemetery was located at the head of Holland Village and Buona Vista Roads.

 

 

Height 5′ 5 1/2″

 

Thorpe James

Thorpe, James

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