The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Watt
First Name:
Elliott Alfred Alexander
Nick Name:
Snow
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8502
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
28.11.1945
DOB:
21.10.1917
Place of Birth:
Cottesloe, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Alexander Watt
Mothers's Name:
Lily Watt
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Storeman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Mt Pleasant Camp, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi (Trailer Party).
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Tarsau, Chungkai, Konkoita, Chungkai, Petchaburi,NakomNayok, Bangkok
POW#:
3/9896 & 8857
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade.

General Description

Snow Watt, Bert's cousin, Bert Norton with Uncle George Norton at Woodside. Snow and Bert stayed with Uncle and family when on leave at Woodside.
Snow Watt, Bert’s cousin, Bert Norton with Uncle George Norton at Woodside. Snow and Bert stayed with Uncle and family when on leave at Woodside.
L-R - Edwin "Snow" Watt, Joe Borrow
L-R – Elliott “Snow” Watt, Joe Borrow

Edwin A.A. Watt and Bert Norton

Snow Watt and Bert Norton, Woodside, SA

Soldier was shell shocked at Buona Vista on 15/2/1942. Evacuated to Regimental Aid Post three hours before surrender. Discharged to unit on 20/2/1942.

Snow Watt WX8502 and Owen Alfred Doust (Snow) WX17881 were good mates.

 

From Bert Norton’s Memories

While writing this I received a phone call from Elliott (Snow) Watt.  I had not seen nor heard from him since the surrender of 2/4th on Singapore Island.  Shortly after this call I went into hospital and didn’t meet until 3 weeks later.  He was recovering from Knee operation at the time.  We spent about 2 hours catching up on each other’s experiences.  He said he would be back for more talks.  I am looking forward to it.    Snow died November 10th 1999, we never did get to catch up again.  Snow was blown up on Sunday afternoon before the surrender of Singapore.

Snow passed away aged 82yrs, November 10 1999, at Como WA.

 

Height 5′ 9″

Camp Locations:

  • Mount Pleasant Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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