The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Stribley
First Name:
Norman Leslie
Nick Name:
Norm
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9058
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
21.01.1946
DOB:
7.01.1913
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Charles Stribley
Mothers's Name:
Emily Josephine Mounier
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Chungkai, Nacompaton, Bangkok
POW#:
3/9683 & 8843
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Circassia.

General Description

Soldier was shell shocked at Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942. He was admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital and discharged to unit on 20/2/1942.

Pte Norman Leslie Stribley WX9058
Pte Norman Leslie Stribley WX9058

 

Pte Norman Leslie Stribley WX9058 and L/Cpl Albert William Stribley WX9080
Pte Norman Leslie Stribley WX9058 and L/Cpl Albert William Stribley WX9080

Brothers Norm and Bert enlisted on the same day and joined the 2/4th.  Both were with ‘D’ Company.  Tragically Bert, the elder of the two brothers was KIA on 9 February 1942.  His wife was left to raise two very young boys.

Norm was the 2nd born of 6 boys and 3 girls born to parents Thomas Stribley and Emily Josephine Mounier.

Norm married Lilias Sarah Tresidder in 1938.  They had two children Gloria and Raymond.   Their daughter Gloria died in 1940 aged two.

Norm survived working in the notorious Kanu II Camp on the Burma-Thai Railway. He was recovered from Bangkok at the end of the war.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
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