The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Tapper
First Name:
Albert Leslie
Nick Name:
Snow
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9157
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
17.04.1946
DOB:
11.12.1917
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Tapper
Mothers's Name:
Mary Margaret Bain Tapper
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Grocer and Farm Contractor
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Nacompaton, Rin Tin, Nacompaton, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km Hospital Camp (medical orderly)
POW#:
1523
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore‐Perth, Duke of Gloucester’s aircraft 'Endeavour'.

General Description

Tapper Family ANZAC 2010 to River Kwai Thailand. Margaret 2nd from left wearing Albert's medals.
Tapper Family ANZAC 2010 to River Kwai Thailand. Margaret 2nd from left wearing Albert’s medals.

Albert Leslie Tapper, c1940 002

Pte A.L.(Bert) Tapper with friend 001

A.L.Tapper, Discharge certificate

Bert & Marj Tapper, Bunbury Memorial Gardens(1)

 

Snow’s parents Albert Leslie Tapper (Snr) and Mary Margaret Bane Sinclair married in Esperance in 1913.

Snow married in 1947 to Kathleen Margery Woodward.  Snow and Kathleen lived in Bunbury where Snow was employed as a Waterside Worker until at least 1980.  The couple had children Leanne and Richard and possibly more.

Snow passed away aged 65, May 23 1983, Hollywood Hospital, Perth.

Height 5′ 4 3/4″

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Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Rin Tin, Lin Tin 180k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Tavoy (Dawei) - river port - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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