The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Moir
First Name:
George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9339
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
Discharged:
18.01.1946
DOB:
15.01.1917
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 Barracks, Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecott Hill Estate); River Valley Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi (Garden Control Party)
Force:
‘ D ’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Kanu II , Hintok Road Camp
Camps Japan:
Yamane, Niihama
POW#:
8823 and 1687
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama‐Okinawa, USS Sanctuary; Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham; Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-355; Darwin-Perth, B24 Liberator aircraft A72-379.

General Description

AD Moir WX9337, C Moir, LO Moir WX9338

L-RL cousin Andrew Moir, uncle Collier Moir and brother Lloyd Moir.

Moir Collyer

 

On 30 October 1940 George Moir, older brother LLoyd Owen Moir WX9338  and cousin Andrew Donald Moir WX 9347 enlisted.   George and Lloyd returned home to Australia; tragically Andrew was KIA 8th February 1942.

 

Collier Moir, Andrew’s father John Moir (Jack) and Lloyd’s mother Evangelene (Eva) Moir are siblings, brothers and sister.

 

MOIR BROTHERS- George and Lloyd Owen

George was 6th child and 4th son and Lloyd the 5th child and 3rd son to 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.

 

George passed away December 1994.

Please read about the men from Gnowangerup area.

 

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
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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