The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Moir
First Name:
Lloyd Owen
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9338
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
25.01.1946
DOB:
21.06.1914
Place of Birth:
Albany, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Clement Moir
Mothers's Name:
Evangelene Moir
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecott Hill Estate Camp); River Valley Road Camp; Selerang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Hintok Road Camp, Pratchai
POW#:
3 /8731 and 8821
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Darwin-Perth by PBY Catalina aircraft.

General Description

AD Moir WX9337, C Moir, LO Moir WX9338
Andrew Moir WX9337 KIA February 1942 (Uncle) Collier Moir, Loyd Moir WX9338.

 

Lloyd’s uncle died in December 1941.

 

Soldier suffered some deafness in his right ear as a result of an explosion.

On 30 10/1940, Lloyd Moir WX9338,  younger brother George Moir WX9339  and cousin Andrew Donald Moir enlisted. George and Lloyd returned to Western Australia.  Tragically Andrew was KIA Singapore 8th February 1942.

Lloyd Moir married 31/5/1946 at Albany to Alma Doreen Deere.

MOIR BROTHERS- George and Lloyd Owen

Lloyd was the 5th child and 3rd son and his brother George was 6th child and 4th son of Clem & Eva Moir. Lloyd and George grew up on their parents’ farms ‘Teana’ and later ‘Glenelg’. They attended school at Salt River. The boys worked on the family farm as well as other properties around Borden area.

They enlisted same day joining the 2/4th both as Drivers with ‘C’ Company. Lloyd and George managed to remain together much of the first few years as POWs, both selected for ‘D’ Force Thailand and S Battalion, however were separated from time to time.   George was selected for Japan boarding Rashin Maru which departed Singapore 4 July 1944.   He was working Yamane copper mine, Niihama when the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan.  Lloyd was returned to Singapore from Pratchai Camp, Thailand at the end of war.

After the war Lloyd and George returned to farming together for two years at ‘Millenup’ Porongerups.

George then took up a new farm block ‘Mutyal’ at Borden for a time, then sold out moving to Perth to live and employed with local Shire Council.

Lloyd pursued a farm machinery business at Amelup during which time he built a steel boat. This he used to for fishing up and down south west coast. He ran a school bus to Salt River. He retired to Albany.

Please read about the men from the area of Gnowangerup.

 

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Pratchinburi - Thailand
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