The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Clifford Vaughan
- Nick Name:
- Sergeant (Promoted 24.1.1942)
- Regimental #:
- Battalion Headquarters
- Place of Birth:
- Perth, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Clifford John Smith
- Mothers's Name:
- Annie Vaughan Smith
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Road Contractor and Truck Driver
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Special Memorial 'C', Plot A14, Row C, Grave 15, Age 38.
- Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi
- ‘F’ Force, Thailand
- Cause of Death:
- Cardiac Beri-Beri
- Place of Death:
- Kami Sonkurai
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 283, Kami Sonkurai
Clifford (Vaughan) married Gladys May Alexander in 1928. (She died October 1983 and was buried at East Rockingham Cemetery). Vaughan was farming at Mollerin, via Koorda from 1928, 1931, 1934, 1936 and 1937 Electoral Rolls. Prior to 1943 Gladys and Vaughan spent some time at Mosman Park before moving to East Rockingham. Cliff was a truck driver and road contractor.
Whist farming at Mollerin, Vaughan was much involved with the local community. He played football.
It was while they were living in Mosman Park their son ‘Lexie’ was injured as a pedestrian. Tragically 9 year old Alexander died.
He enlisted 25 June 1941 and joined Battalion HQ, promoted to Provost Sergeant on 24 Jan 1942 under Battalion Commanding Officer Lt-Col Anketell.
Cliff’s parents Clifford John Smith and Annie Vaughan Roberts married in 1901 in Perth. Cliff was the eldest of three sons. Tragically Cliff’s mother Annie died about 1909, possibly after the birth of her youngest son Roy Smith. The family were at the time residing at Greenbushes. Cliff Smith (Snr) later remarried.
Below: Cliff’s father Cliff (Snr) died
Cliff’s name is included on the Rockingham WW2 Honour Roll and of course Ballarat POW Memorial.
- Adam Park Camp - Singapore
- Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kami Songkurai, 299k - Thailand