The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Murphy
First Name:
John Patrick
Nick Name:
Jack or Spud
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7426
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
6.08.1940
DOB:
13.03.1916
Place of Birth:
Boulder, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Bernard (Bernie) Murphy
Mothers's Name:
Arimathea Goine Callaway Murphy
Religion:
RomanCatholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row 0, Grave 73, Age 27.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changl
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsayok, Kuii
POW#:
4/6434 & 2274
Cause of Death:
Cholera
Place of Death:
Kuii
Date of Death:
30.11.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 219, Kuii.

General Description

mrsangus copy 2

 

Please read aboutD’ Force Thailand V Battalion and Kuii Camp

 

A notice from his 2/4th mate Ron Wylie.

 

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

 

 

Kings Park Honour Avenue.

 

Wedding of Thomas Bernard Murphy & Arimathea Blackmore. Mother of bride Johanah Blackmore nee Calloway, sitting next to groom.Miss Allness bridesmaid sitting.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
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