The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hellmrich
First Name:
Leslie Clive
Nick Name:
Clive
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8638
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'A' Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
DOB:
31.03.1910
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Mathieson Hellmrich
Mothers's Name:
Hester Hellmrich
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 62, Age 33.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'F' Force Thailand
POW#:
1/8005 and 1/291
Cause of Death:
Malaria, Beri‐Beri and Dysentery
Place of Death:
Kanchanaburi
Date of Death:
22.12.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 62, Kanchanaburi

General Description

 

‘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.

Read further about ‘F’ Force

 

Hellmirch

 

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.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
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