The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Henry Ralph
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company, No. 2 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- Perth, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Arthur Ellis
- Mothers's Name:
- Louisa Ellis
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row P, Grave 34, Age 27.
- Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
- 'D' Force Thailand V Battalion
- 1/7963 & 2251
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 163, Kuii
It is believed Harry and his brother Thomas were adopted and that they supported their parents who were both blind. Arthur’s blindness was caused as a result of service during WW1.
According to Henry’s Commonwelath War Grave, his mother was Louisa Harrison of Norseman.
Harry’s last known address was Norseman where he was employed as a miner.
Harry had the misfortune to be selected from Singapore with ‘D’ Force V Battalion which had one of the highest death rates on the Burma-Thai Railway.
He died at Kuii Camp on 15 September 1943 aged 27 years of malaria. At war’s end his body was interred and buried at Kanchanaburi. He is one of 91 men from 2/4th.
Plaque at Kanchanaburri War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row P, Grave 34,
- Adam Park Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand