The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Edgar Albert
- Regimental #:
- Attached to the 2/4th A.A.O.C.
- Place of Birth:
- Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Edgar Java Dix
- Mothers's Name:
- Clara Dix (Nee Thomas)
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Radio Parts Manufacturer and Wire Winder
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Kranji Hospital Woodlands (39/4/1944), Changi Gaol Camp
- Soldier was selected for 'F' Force but remained in Singapore as essential personnel due to his trade skills and recurring stomach problems.
- 1/7514 and 3/7577
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore‐Labuan, 2/lst H.M. Australian Hospital Ship Manunda 14.9.1945, Labuan-Morotai-Darwin-Perth by aircraft
Dix enlisted at Claremont into AIF 14 May 1941. He became electrician with A.A.O.C attached to 2/4th.
Soldier was selected with ‘F’ Force to work on Burma Thai Railway, Thailand, however was retained Changi as essential personnel along with his continuing stomach problems.
When he returned to WA, Dix was found to have two stomachs for which he suffered illness throughout his POW life in Singapore. He was recovered from Changi after the war.
Edgar’s parents Edgar Java Dix (born SA) and mother Clara Thomas m. 1898 Fremantle.
He was born Coolgardie 1907 and was one of two sons and one daughter to Edgar Java Dix and Clara Thomas.
He married about 1928 to Thelma Seacombe. They were recorded living in Wembley. Edgar was employed as a radio mechanic prior to his enlistment.
Below: Edgar’s grandmother died 1935.
Edgar’s mother died Mt Hawthorn 1963 aged 90 years and his father died 1958 Mt Hawthorn, aged 80 years.
Edgar died 23 May 1972 Perth, aged 65 years and Thelma died 1968 Mt. Hawthorn aged 60 years.
- Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
- Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore