The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Pearce
First Name:
Harry Walter
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8856
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
25.01.1914
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Harry Amell Pearce
Mothers's Name:
Ellen Ada Pearce
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 19, Age 30.
Singapore:
River Valley Road Transit Camp (prior to departing Singapore for Japan)
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force
Camps Thailand:
13lkm-133km, Kanchanaburi Camps
Camps Burma:
Tanyin 35km, Anakwin 45 km, Taungzan 57km, Mezali 72 Km, Apalon 77km, Payathonzu 108km
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp (estimation only)
POW#:
4663
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 38
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
12.09.1944

General Description

Read about the men who were AWOL at Fremantle

Harry was one of about 90 men who were unable to re-board ‘Aquitania’ when it sailed from Fremantle to Singapore on 16 January 1941.  These men then disembarked at Java.

Also please read about ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force  Williams Force

 

PEARCE, Private, HARRY WALTER, WX8856, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 12 September 1944. Age 30. Son of Harry Arnell Pearce and Ellen Ada Pearce, of Beaconsfield, Western Australia. Panel 19.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Apalon, Apalaine, 80 Kilo, 337k - Burma
  • Taungzun, 60 Kilo, 358k - Burma
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
  • Saigon - French Indo China
  • Tanyin 35 Kilo Camp - Burma
  • Anakwin 45 Kilo Camp - Burma
  • Mezali 70km Camp - Burma
  • Kyondaw 95 Kilo Camp – Burma
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