The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Edward George
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘D’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Donnybrook, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- McLaren John Moir
- Mothers's Name:
- Edith Alice Moir (nee Parsons
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 3, Row D, Grave 71-73, Age 32.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- ‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
- Cause of Death:
- Malaria and Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 187, Kuii
Soldier was admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 2.2.1942. Transferred to the 2/10th Australian General Hospital with a fever. Discharged to unit having recovered from malaria on 8.3.1942.
Edward George (Ted) Moir married in Albany in 1936 to Clarabelle May Lilford and had a family of three children. Records show Clarabelle May died in 1944. She would have been 30 years old.
Ted Moir is half brother to Peter Gardiner WX10925.
Edward (Ted)’s father McLaren John (known as Kenny) Moir enlisted 1916 AIF WW1, 44th Btn. Whilst at Blackboy Hill Kenny Moir contracted pneumonia and died soon after (1916) at hospital in Subiaco. Widow Edith Alice was left with two young children to raise, Ted and Gwen.
Edith Alice Moir (nee Parsons) remarried to Harold Alan Gardiner. Their son Peter Alan Gardiner WX 10925 was born in 1921 and he enlisted 17 February 1941. Edward (Ted) Moir enlisted September 1941. The brothers were close, both were in ‘D’ company and as POWs in Singapore were selected with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway. V Battalion was to endure the highest death rate of all battalions.
Read about ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion and Kuii Camp
It was at Kuii Ted succumbed to illness and died.
Below: Statement of Atrocity written by Peter Gardiner (half-brother to Ted Moir) referring to ‘Blackcat’ – the Japanese guard who delighted in brutalising POWs.
Plaque at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 3, Row D, Grave 71-73
Ted had 3 children when he died, and sadly his wife May died while he was away.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand