The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Annetts
First Name:
Albert Brian Walter
Nick Name:
Brian
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX13515
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
24.05.1941
DOB:
1.09.1918
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Walter William Annetts
Mothers's Name:
May Annetts (nee Delahunty)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Special Memorial 'C', Plot 4, Row C, Grave 18, Age 23.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
South‐West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:
11.02.1942
Buried:
In common grave at map reference 755150 on 21.12.1942

General Description

 

The above history of the Annetts family is from the Dalwalinu Pioneer Wall.
Brian was the eldest of two sons and with seven older sisters born to Walter and May Annetts of Dalwalinu.

 

 

 

Brian’s  mother May Annetts died 3 December 1935 aged 57 years.  She is buried at the Dalwallinu Cemetery as is
Albert’s father Walter who died in May 1960 aged 86 years.

 

Brian was 17 years old when his mother May died 1935.

 

 

 

 

It appears the Annetts family were unable to be notified of Brian’s death until January 1946.

 

Annetts Albert

 

Annetts enlisted 24 May 1941.  He later joined ‘E’ Company which was made up of mostly reinforcements.
‘E’ Company ran into a Japanese Ambush at South West Bukit Timah on 11 February 1942.  Only about 88 of the 200 survived.

Please read about ‘E’ company.

And read about the men of E Coy SRB

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