The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- William Charles
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Hugh Roberts
- Mothers's Name:
- Mary Lee Roberts
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Thanhyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A5, Row C, Grave 5, Age 35.
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Cause of Death:
- Cardiac Failure following Bacillary Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Khonkan 55km Camp Burma
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 60, Khonkan
William Roberts was one of three children born to Hugh and Mary Roberts. When William enlisted, his home address was ‘Mt. Madden’ Williams.
On 17th February 1940 William Roberts announced his engagement to Frances Temple Leonard. It seems the couple did not marry prior to William sailing from Fremantlle for Singapore in January 1941.
William’s fiancee did not marry, Frances furthered her nursing training travelling to England in 1949. Returning to WA she was matron at several hospitals including Mt Barker and Albany. In 1958 Frances was a nurse at Thursday Island. She moved to Canberra and died in 1976 whilst in Victoria.
Soldier had been evacuated from Aungganaung 105km Camp on 1.6.1943 to Khonkan 55km Camp where he died on 16th August 1943.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma