The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Frederick Markwell
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘D‘ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Frederick William Barrymore
- Mothers's Name:
- Cora Henrietta Banymore
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 47, Age 35.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battallion
- Camps Thailand:
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Non Pladuk, Hospital Camp No. 2
- Date of Death:
- Non Pladuk Grave No. 1
Soldier wounded in action on 9.2.1942, he then made his way to the General Base Depot and was admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital on 10.2.1942 with shrapnel wounds to his left arm and chest. Discharged to unit on 21.2.1942.
Bill Markwell was selected from Singapore to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force V Battalion which endured heavy loss of life. He became seriously ill with malaria at Kuii Camp and was evacuated to Non Pladuk Hospital Camp No. 2 where he tragically died on 21 December 1943 aged 35 years. Initially buried at Non Pladuk his body was moved to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery after the war. There are 92 men from 2/4th at this cemetery.
Frederick Markwell Barrymore was one of three children born to Frederick William Barrymore and Cora Henrietta Markwell. Barrymore had two sisters Annette and Olwyn.
In 1940 Barrymore married Esme ‘Katherine’ Markwell. His mother had died in 1939 and his father died in 1940.
Photograph taken Kanchanaburi War Cemetery January 2018.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand