The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Treasure
First Name:
John
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9351
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
5.04.1919
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Leo EdwardTreasure
Mothers's Name:
Victoria Regina Treasure (nee Jenkins)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 1, Row 0, Grave 58-59, Age 24.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Pulau Blakang Mati, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Brankassi, Hindaine, Kuii
POW#:
4/6728 & 2293
Cause of Death:
Cerebral Malaria
Place of Death:
Kuii
Date of Death:
13.09.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 161, Kuii

General Description

Please read about ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion and Kuii Camp.

Also please read about the boys from the Upper Great Southern

J Treasure

 

John or ‘Jack’ as he was known was the eldest of 4 sons and 3 or 4 daughters in the Treasure family.  Parents Leo Treasure and Victoria Jenkins married in 1918.

Jack’s brother Ronald Edward also enlisted in WW2.   Ronald had both his legs blown off.  He returned to Australia and lived until 1986.

Jack’s father Leo enlisted in WW1, as did his 3 brothers. The four Treasure boys returned home – they were the sons of Jack and Emma Treasure, Kojonup.  The Treasures a pioneering family in the Kojonup area.

Height 5′ 10 1/2″

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: A young Leo Treasure

Below:  Victoria Jenkins as a young woman.

Leo Treasure believed to be far Left.

John (Jack) Treasure played in 2/4th MG football team.

 

2/4 Football 4 July 1941 results – Jack had a cracker of a game, kicking 4 goals, and was team’s highest goal kicker!

2/4th didn’t play out the season, as they departed for SA for further training.

 

Please read further about 2/4th’s football team.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Pulau Blakang Mat - Singapore ***
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
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