The Soldier's Details

First Name:
Arthur Mack
Nick Name:
Regimental #:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 1 Platoon.
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Richard Lupton Hargreaves
Mothers's Name:
Laura Agnes Hargreaves
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farm Manager
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 27.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
South-West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:

General Description

Hargreaves enlisted AIF 1 Oct 1941 and was selected with 146 reinforcements to 2/4th MGB.  They joined ‘Aquitania’ at Fremantle on 15 Jan 1942 and sailed for Singapore on 16th.
He joined E Company No. 1 Platoon under CO Lt Harry Green who was also KIA in the ambush at SW Bukit Timah on 11 Feb 1942.
He was 27 years old when he he died.
‘Mack was kindness itself to my brother and I in the years before he went away’.

Maisie Cullum.

Hargreaves Arthur Mack
Hargreaves Arthur Mack, known as ‘Mack’ KIA 11/2/1942 South-West Bukit Timah aged 27 years. ‘Mack’ enlisted at Claremont 1 October 1941, a little more than 4 months later as a reinforcement with ‘E’ Company he was killed during a Japanese ambush on 11 February 1942.  Only 88 of the original 200 men survived.



Please read further about ‘E’ Company.


Mack Hargeaves recorded his sister Jean Bardwell as his Next-of-Kin.  His other siblings were Phyllis and Robert.  His father was residing in Coolgardie/Goldfieds in the early 1900s.  The Hargreaves family were living in the Nungarin area in 1920’s, Mack’s mother Laura Hargreaves died in December 1923 aged 46 years.  His father Richard died in 1938.
When Mack enlisted in 1941 he had been living in the Margaret River region, working as a farm-hand at Rosa Glen (he was caretaker (for Banks) for those people who had walked off their farms).
From Argus Newspaper (Melbourne, Victoria) Saturday 20th April, 1946
HARGREAVE – WX16793 Pte. Arthur Mack previously reported missing, killed in action Singapore, February 11, 1945 loved younger son of late R.L. and L.A. Hargreave, W.A. brother of Phyllis (South Belgrave), Robert (W.A.) and Jean (Mrs Bardwell, Easternwick).