WX6623 Dave THOMAS of Brisbane Street, Perth had been working as a butcher when he enlisted AIF 1940.
He was taken POW at Singapore with 2/4th MGB & left with first Japanese work party to work in Burma on Burma-Thai Railway. Thomas lost his life when his Japanese transport ship was sunk by US Submarines Sept 1944 in South China Sea. Dave was 24 years of age.
Bill & Lorna Haywood
WX9175 William Thomas HAYWOOD, ‘S’ Coy, survived working Burma end of Burma-Thai Railway, selected by Japanese to work Japan, ‘Awa’ Maru to Japan 1944 to Fukuoka sub-Camp No 17
Returned to Australia
WX11744 George Willimott & brother WX11745 James ‘Jim’ Willimott were Fitters with 88 Light Aid Detachment.
George died June 43 dysentery Thanbyuzyayat Hospital Camp, Burma aged 32 years & Jim died with ‘F’ Force of dysentery at Kanchanaburi Hospital Camp, Thailand Dec 1943 aged 39 years. Both men were working on Burma-Thai Railway and were evacuated to Hospital Camps.
Jack STREET WX9178 (Right)
with his father William Street, KIA Buona Vista Singapore, 15 Feb 1942 aged 30 years.
Mrs Glad Cowie widow of late Harold Cowie WX8641
Celebrating her 100th birthday 5 November 2023 with daughters Faye and Gail.
WX13338 Lance Corporal Reginald James MILLER
Worked on Burma-Thai Railway with Captain Fred Harris Party
Sent to work Japan on ‘Aramis’ to Omuta – from where he was recovered at end of war.
Young Tom FIRNS WX7225 enlisted RAN 1918 as a Stoker until1920. Carpenter No. 3 Platoon – remained Singapore throughout war & recovered from Changi at end of war.
WX7563 Edmund (Eddie) Herbert SULLIVAN
Driver – No. 3 Platoon, KIA 12 Feb 1942
Hill 200, Ulu Pandan, Singapore aged 31 Years
Eddie was married with two children
Please read about Eddie Sullivan
WX9877 Alf or Snook MUSSMAN
KIA Reformatory Road, Ulu Pandan, Singapore 11 Feb 1942
Played AFL Sturt, SA 1929-1934, East Perth 1935-1941
Total of 160 Games
WX8778 Lou Joseph DAILY
Was considered one of the finest AFL players of his generation. At 6′ 1″ he was known for his strength in the air, his superb kicking and ability to read the games. He played for Subiaco, Collingwood, Geelong and returned to Subiaco. He was a Sandover Medallist. Won
Subiaco’s Fairest & Best in 1935, 1936 & 1937.