The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Badock
First Name:
Ronald Collett
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8729
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
Discharged:
25.02.1946
DOB:
31.01.1919
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Charles Frederick Badock
Mothers's Name:
Ivy Euphemia Badock
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Sime Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, Captain Harris Party
Camps Thailand:
Kanchanaburi, Tarsau, Kinsaiyok, Chungkai (evacuated sick by barge) Non Pladuk
POW#:
4/5886
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan, Sydney-Adelaide troop train, Adelaide-Perth by aircraft.

General Description

14 December 2016.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Committee Member and veteran Mr. Ron Badock on 1st December 2016.  Ron had spent the few months in and out of hospital.  As is his nature, he remained chirpy, always interested in others and never complained.  Ron would have celebrated his 98th birthday on 31st January 2017.

He will be greatly missed by the 2/4th Committee and we express our deepest sympathy to the Badock family who has always been strongly associated with the Battalion.    

We can be assured Ron’s interest and knowledge of the 2/4th, which never waived throughout his life, will continue wherever he travels.  

God Speed Ron, may the sun always shine for you.  

It was our pleasure to enjoy your friendship.

 


Soldier recovered from French Indo-China,  Both party.

Read about Both Party, Saigon


Ron celebrated his 97th birthday this year, 2016.  Ron meets with the 2/4th Committee on a monthly basis.  In the past
he has been an active member holding several positions, the last being Treasurer until about 2010.  Ron can only be described as a gentleman whom we all admire and whose company and knowledge we appreciate more than we can say.

John Morrisey, youngest son of Bert Morrisey receives his father's medals from John Gilmour & Ron Badock.
John Morrisey, youngest son of Bert Morrisey receives his father’s medals from John Gilmour & Ron Badock.

 

Service commemorating 65 years since VJ Day - 2010
Service commemorating 65 years since VJ Day – 2010
POW Memorial, Kings Park, 2013 Service to Remember End of War & Victory over Japan - Veterans John Gimour, Ron Badock, Dick Ridgwell, Wally Holding.
POW Memorial, Kings Park, 2013 Service to Remember End of War & Victory over Japan – Veterans John Gimour, Ron Badock, Dick Ridgwell, Wally Holding.

 

2/4th social event. Ron Badock standing 5th from right.
2/4th social event. Ron Badock standing 5th from right.

 

Reunion over East - Worth, Kemp,Cowie, James and Badock.
Reunion over East – Worth, Kemp,Cowie, James and Badock.

 

Singapore 1992 Rear L - R ---, Tom Hampton, ---, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, ..., Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot. Front L - R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, ---, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.
Singapore 1992
Rear L – R —, Tom Hampton, —, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, …, Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot.
Front L – R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, —, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.

 

Fairbridge 2004 No 2

Trevor James, Jim Burns, Alf Worth, John Lane, Des Colevas, Bob Whitield, Joe Pearce (rear), Tom Pilmoor (front), Owen Morris, Jim Elliott, Ron Badock, Gordon Lynam

View Peter Winstanley’s video interview of Ron Badock, WX8729.

Read about Capt. Harris Party

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Saigon - French Indo China
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