The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Guy Percival
- Regimental #:
- ‘B’ Company Headquarters
- Place of Birth:
- Monmouth, Wales
- Father's Name:
- Percy James Biggs
- Mothers's Name:
- Miriam Biggs
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Truck Driver
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A5, Grave 11, Age 39.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Khonkan.
- Cause of Death:
- Cardiac Beri-Beri, Dysentery and Tropical Ulcers
- Place of Death:
- Khonkan 55km Camp
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 61, Khonkan.
Guy Biggs died of Cardiac Beri-Beri, Dysentery and Tropical Ulcers at Khonkan 55km Camp. Read further. Guy was one of a number of 2/4th men with Green Force who died of illness at this ‘hospital’ camp and whose body was later interred and buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery in Burma.
He was selected to work on the Burma-Thai Railway from Singapore with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.
We cannot be absolutely certain which Camps Guy worked at. We know the Railway line was completed in October 1943 and that Khonkan 55km was established as a ‘hospital’ camp in July 1943.
Guy Biggs arrived in Fremantle on 6 February 1924 aged 19 years on ‘Ormuz’ from London. His occupation is recorded as farming. It is not known where Guy worked between his arrival in 1924 until he was recorded in WA Electoral Rolls in 1936, 1937 and up until he enlisted in October 1940 residing in Wiluna and working as a miner.
The below details for Guy Biggs are found with the above Memorial information.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma