The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Colquhoun
First Name:
Alexander John
Nick Name:
Alex
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9109
Company:
'C' Company, No. 12 Platoon.
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
10.06.1906
Place of Birth:
Midland Junction, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Robert Colquhoun
Mothers's Name:
Mary Ann Colquhoun
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 33.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan.
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Augganaung,
POW#:
1481
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
15.09.1844

General Description

Alex Colquhoun married Phyllis Doreen Hillman in 1935.  It is believed they resided in Sawyers Valley as did many of Alex’s family.

He firstly enlisted with 10th Light Horse Regiment on 21/12/1938 before joining 2/4th.

Changi – Selarang

‘A’ Force Buma.

Meiloe 75k Camp

Tamarkan – selected for Japan 27/3/1944

Travelled to Phom Penh – Saigon – Singapore – ‘Rakuyo Maru’ headed for Japan.

Lost at South China Sea 15/9/1944.

Please read further about ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.

Also read about ‘Rakuyo Maru’

COLQUHOUN A J
WEST AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPERS 1945

 

COLQUHOUN, Private, ALEXANDER JOHN, WX9109, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 15 September 1944. Age 38. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Colquhoun; husband of Phyllis Doreen Colquhoun, of Sawyers Valley, Western Australia. Panel 18.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

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Dusty is WX9826 Millar Hubert James of 2/4th.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Saigon - French Indo China
  • Mezali 70km Camp - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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