The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Gregory
First Name:
William Rice
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8625
Classification:
Rangetaker
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
Discharged:
7.01.1946
DOB:
19.11.1912
Place of Birth:
Armadale, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Gregory
Mothers's Name:
Isabella Gregory
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Java:
‘Blackforce'
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Java Party No. 4 Black Force
Camps Thailand:
131km, 133km, Kanchanaburi (13.1.1944)
POW#:
454? Not certain
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

After the war, William Rice returned to live in Armadale.  In 1946 he married Candelaris Halliday.

In 1954, William was recorded as being a butcher.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
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