The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Stribley
First Name:
Albert William
Nick Name:
Bert
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX9080
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘D’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
DOB:
7.11.1911
Place of Birth:
Midland Junction, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Charles Stribley
Mothers's Name:
Emily Josephine Mounier
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Special Memorial 'C', Plot 6, Row A, Grave 13, Age 30.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
2/19th Battalion Headquarters
Date of Death:
9.02.1942

General Description

Albert William Stribley

KIA 9.2.42, last seen at 2/19 Bn HQ on that day.  The 2/19th Battalion Headquarters was located on the west coast of Singapore to the north of Sungei Berih.

L Cpl Albert William Stribley WX9080
L Cpl Albert William Stribley WX9080

 

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

 

Stribley 1

Stribley 2

 

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Bert was the eldest of nine children born to Thomas Stribley and Emily Josephine Mounier.  There were six sons and 3 daughters.,

Bert and his second born brother Norman (Norm) Leslie Stribley WX9058 enlisted together on 25 October 1940, both joining the 2/4th and with ‘D’ Company.

Bert Stribley in 1934 married Irene May Cox and they had two sons, Bevan born in 1937 and Barry born 1941.

His tragic death left a young widow with two young sons to raise.

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