The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Royce
First Name:
John Douglas
Rank:
Lieutenant
Regimental #:
WX9383
Company:
Headquarters Company (replacedby Lt. K. Lee)
Enlisted:
16.11.1940
DOB:
30.06.1919
Place of Birth:
Katanning, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Sydney George Royce
Mothers's Name:
Amy Maude Royce (nee McLarty)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk, Wool Classer’s Assistant
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row A, Grave 12, Age 22.
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Place of Death:
Hill 200, Ulu Pandan
Date of Death:
13.03.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 763132 by Major A. Cough Party on 21.12.1942

General Description

John Royce was a former Scotch College student.

In the College’s 49th Annual Report, published in the West Australian newspaper January 1946, the news of Royce’s death was included, also states he was a good student and good scholar.

Above Royce seated in front, 5th from Left.

 

Lt Curnow, Lt Royce and Lt Raphael
Lt Curnow, Lt Royce and Lt Raphael

 

Lt J.D. Royce 12th Feb 1942
John Douglas Royce Headstone

 

Where killed at map reference 763132 by Major A. Cough Party on 21.12.1942. This Officer was wounded in action at the crest of Hill 200 during a bayonet charge. He crawled back to his men who wanted to evacuate him to Regimental Aid Post, but he refused. His men cut his webbing off to make him more comfortable. His body was discovered by the 2/4th Party who went under the wire from Adam Park on 28/29 May 1942.

 

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