The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Millar
First Name:
Hubert James
Nick Name:
Dusty
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9826
Classification:
Driver
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
6.12.1940
Discharged:
7.12.1945
DOB:
18.08.1921
Place of Birth:
Mundaring, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Duncan Millar
Mothers's Name:
May Millar
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Shop Assistant
Java:
'Blackforce', attached to the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force
Camps Thailand:
131km, 133km, Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi, Linson Wood Camp, Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp, Nakom Nayok, Bangkok
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
POW#:
4648
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa.

General Description

Millar with Arnold Vivian Cousins WX9092 – Cousins lost his life when ‘Rakuyo Maru’ sank in  South China Sea 14 September 1944 aged 33 years.  Both men were in ‘C’ Company.

 

After the war Hubert Millar established ‘Millar’s Store’ in Mullewa.

Also in the town of Mullewa was a store owned by former 2/4th Gabriel ‘John’ Wade.  Bill  Grundy of 2/4th worked on a farm out of Mullewa at Tardun.

Camp Locations:

  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Linson Wood Camp, 202k - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
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