The Soldier's Details

Surname:
McMahon
First Name:
Thomas Membury
Nick Name:
Tim or Blue
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8760
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
8.03.1920
Place of Birth:
Loxton, South Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Michael McMahon
Mothers's Name:
Ethel Joan McMahon
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Hoist Driver
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 24.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
1495
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 35
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
14.09.1945

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action at Ulu Pandan on 12.2.1942. Admitted to 13th Australian General Hospital with a schrapnel wound to his left foot. Discharged to unit on 24.2.1942.

Lost at sea, South China Sea, Rakuyo Maru, 14.9.1944

L-R Jim Gilmour, "Widgee" Holst, "Blue" McMahon, Bert Norton, Jim Elliott, Clarrie McDonald. Kneeling - Jim Dore
L-R Jim Gilmour, “Widgee” Holst, “Blue” McMahon, Bert Norton, Jim Elliott, Clarrie McDonald. Kneeling – Jim Dore

 

McMahon T.M. WX8760
McMahon T.M. WX8760

McMAHON, Private, THOMAS MEMBURY, WX8760, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 14 September 1944. Age 24. Son of Thomas Michael and Ethel Joan McMahon, of Byford, Western Australia. Panel 18.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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