The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Leslie Clive
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'A' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Bunbury, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- John Mathieson Hellmrich
- Mothers's Name:
- Hester Hellmrich
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Truck Driver
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 62, Age 33.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- 'F' Force Thailand
- 1/8005 and 1/291
- Cause of Death:
- Malaria, Beri‐Beri and Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 62, Kanchanaburi
‘Clive’ Hellmrich was a talented sportsman, in particular Australian Rules Football. He was a left footer and prior to enlisting in October 1940 he played 10 games for Swan Districts Football Club in 1934 and 1935; scoring total of 11 goals and 2 points. Clive shared roving duties with Ron Badock in the 2/4th footy team. Read further about 2/4th Football team.
Funeral Service conducted by Major Cordingley.
Taken on Strength 2/6th Field Park Company on 5.1.1943 to join his older brother Noel. Noel survived being a POW and was liberated.
Selected with ‘F’ Force he travelled to Thailand. He died of malaria, beri-beri and dysentery at Kanchanaburi on 22nd December 1943 aged 33 years and was buried there.
Clive was married with a young son.
He had played for Swan Districts Football Club in 1934 and 1935 in 9 games kicking a total of 11 goals and 2 points.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand