KATANNING WW2 MEMORIAL
2/4th Machine Gun Battalion, 8th Division, AIF
WX16274 WHITAKER, Fred b. South Yorkshire, England enlisted AIF 29 Aug 1940 and later joined 2/4 MGB’ Company HQ. He was captured Singapore and became POW 15th August 1942.
Fred was selected to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion. He died of dysentery at Hindaine Camp on 6 Aug 1943 aged 36 years. V Battalion suffered too many deaths from illness in appalling living and working conditions, Please read further about V Battalion.