The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Alexander Brian
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'A' Company, No. 5 Platoon - CO with Lt Learmonth
- Place of Birth:
- Subiaco, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- David Storry Walton
- Mothers's Name:
- Amy Beatrice Walton
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Solicitor and Barrister
- Selarang Camp Changi, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
- 'E' Force Borneo
- Return Details 1945:
- Kuching‐Labuan‐Morotai‐Sydney, 2/2nd H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Wanganella, Sydney-Melbourne, 2/9th H.M. Australian Hospital Ship.
Walton was evacuated on 12/2/1942 and was replaced by Lieutenant R. Learmonth on 13/2/1942.
As POW interred Selarang, Walton was sent to Borneo with ‘E’ Force Borneo by ship.
Officer was recovered from Lintang Officer’s Camp Kuching, Sarawak at war’s end. To learn the fate of the 2/4th’s ‘E’ and ‘B’ Forces at Sandakan, would have been beyond belief! Not one single survivor from 70 2/4th men.
KUCHING, SARAWAK, BORNEO. 1945-09-13. KUCHING FORCE. GROUP OF AUSTRALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR WAITING TO LEAVE CAMP. WX10363 LT A. B. WALTON (NARROGIN WA) 2/4TH AUSTRALIAN MACHINE GUN BATTALION, AN UNIDENTIFIED AUSTRALIAN CIVILIAN INTERNEE, QX10123 LT N. DICK 2/10TH AUSTRALIAN FIELD REGIMENT, NX34651 CAPT J. H. BRITZ AASC 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, MR T. J. FLEMING YMCA REPRESENTATIVE (MELBOURNE), VX53004 LT J. C. HOSFORD 2/29TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, VX62624 CAPT A. T. J. OWEN, ORD, 8TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION. CAPT OWEN FORMERLY WORKED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL BETWEEN 1929 AND 1932. (PHOTOGRAPHER LT A. W. HORNER).
Height 5′ 6 1/2″
Brian Walton’s grandfather.
Below: for the Walton family!
Brian was one of five children born to parents David Storry and Amy Beatrice Walton. David Walton in his employment with Banking, the family moved around various country postings.
In 1939 Brian Walton married Lorna Le Page Hart at Narrogin.
Below: Death of Lorna’s father – Eli Hart
Walton died 14 October 1989 aged 77 years and Lorna died 1984 aged 71 years.
- Adam Park Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak