The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- William James
- Nick Name:
- Bill or Pop
- Regimental #:
- ‘B’ Company, No 9 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Moora, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Joseph Davey
- Mothers's Name:
- Beatrice Davey
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); River Valley Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi
- ‘ J ’ Force Japan, Wales Maru Party
- Camps Japan:
- Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 9 Hakensho, Kyushu Island, Fukuoka District.
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- Return Details 1945:
- Nagasaki-Okinawa, US.Navy destroyer; Okinawa-Manila by aircraft; Manila-Sydney, HMS Formidable; Sydney-Perth by ANA Airliner
‘Pop’ was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.
Nicknamed ‘Pop’ as the men considered him an ‘elder’!
Read about Pop’s experience in Japan
Bill Davey married Marjorie Alice Leggo about 1933.
Marjorie’s father died
During the years 1949-1951 Pop Davey was Secretary and committee member of 2/4th ex-Members Association,
when 2/4th introduced the Anketell Cup in 1951 at Perth Dinghy Club in honour of CO Lt. Col Michael Anketell who had died at Singapore 9 years earlier.
In 1949 Electoral Roll Bill and Marjorie were residing Kent Street, Victoria Park with Bill working as an orderly (probably Hollywood Repatriation Hospital) in 1954, they were living Terrace Drive, East Perth with Bill working as an orderly. In 1963 they were both residing 164 Hensman Road, Subiaco with Bill working as a barman.
We believe Bill or Pop Davey may have died as early as 1963, Subiaco aged 54 years. Marjorie died 1972 Shenton Park aged 62 years.
(Should Davey family members find any of above information not correct, please contact us Email: email@example.com . Dec 2019)
- River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
- Hakensho, Fukuoka sub-camp No9 - Japan