The Soldier's Details

First Name:
Herbert William
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
‘A’ Company
Place of Birth:
Redruth, Cornwall, England
Father's Name:
Herbert Williams
Mothers's Name:
Annie Williams
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner and Orderly at Meekatharra Hospital
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi, X10 Party, Changi Gaol Camp.
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Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Willams enlisted AIF 30 Jul 1940 and later joined 2/4th’s ‘A’ Company, No. 6 Platoon under C.O.s Lt Morrison and Lt. Branson and was promoted to L/Corporal.
Soldier was wounded in action at Hill 200, Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942. He was admitted to 2/13th Australian General Hospital ex-2/9th Field Ambulance with a bayonet wound to middle finger, left hand. The finger was amputated. Discharged to unit on 22/2/1942. Admitted to A.G.H. on 26/11/1942 with fractured left elbow. Discharged to unit on 26/12/1942. Admitted to A.G.H. on 6/2/1943 again with fractured left elbow. Discharged to unit on 2/4/1943.
Williams remained in Singapore throughout the war.  He was sent with X10 Work Party towards the end of the war.
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He was recovered from Changi Gaol Camp.


Returning from war Williams married in 1946 Geraldton to Fuchsia Lou-Cretta Herbert.
He died 25 Aug 1971 aged 63 years and was cremated at Karrakatta Cemetery. He was last residing at Victoria Park. Fuchsia died 9 Nov 2009 at Greenmount.


Williams departed England on ‘Ormonde’ for Fremantle on 29 Sep 1928 aged 20 years and gave his occupation as collier.
1949 & 1963 Electoral Roll has Herbert and his wife were residing at 21 Staines Street, Victoria Park and he is working as a painter.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore