The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Street
First Name:
Jack Oliver
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9178
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
5.04.1911
Place of Birth:
Leederville, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William John Street
Mothers's Name:
Isabelle Clare Street
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 5-8, Age 30.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Buona Vista
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 784112

General Description

Soldier was hit in the head by shrapnel during an enemy artillery barrage.

Private J.O. Street WX9178
Private J.O. Street WX9178

 

Jack’s name is also inscribed on the Guildford WW2 War Memorial.

 

 

Beacon Remembrance Memorial

Read the story on the Beacon Memorial.

Jack Oliver Street had a farm with his father William at Ballidu. After the failure of that farming enterprise, he came to Beacon and worked for Harry Dunne. He joined the Army from Beacon. He was killed by the explosion of a Japanese artillery shell on the Malayan Peninsula on the 5th February 1942.

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