The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Alexander William
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- Clerk, Batman to Phelps
- Headquarters Company, Platoon No. 3
- Place of Birth:
- Inveness, Scotland
- Father's Name:
- George Findlay
- Mothers's Name:
- Elizabeth Findlay
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 39, Age 44.
- Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
- ‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
- 4/6116 & 2241
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Non Pladuk
- Date of Death:
- Non Pladuk Cemetery, Grave No. 43
Fought with 51st Highland Division in WW1 and was a Prisoner of War in Germany.
On 28 December 1922 Alec Findlay departed London, England on ‘Berrima’ for a new life in WA. He was 24 years old, his occupation was recorded as platelayer.
In about 1929 Alec married Margaret (Peggy) Porter Jaffery in Perth. The couple were residing at Piesse’s Brook, Kalamunda when Alec enlisted. His occupation was motor driver.
Earlier in 1931 Alec was recorded in the Electoral Rolls as residing at Carmel and was an orchardist and then in 1934 both Alec and Peggy were residing at Piesse’s Brook, he was an orchardist.
Alec was selected with the ill-fated ‘D’ Force V Battalion which resulted in a tragically high death rate. It is believed Alec was previously at Kuii Camp before being moved to Non Pladuk where he died of malaria aged 42 years. His was body was interred and buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where he is one of 91 men from the 2/4th.
Alec’s death left Peg a widow and two children without their father.
Photograph taken January 2018. C. Mellor
- Adam Park Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand