The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Murphy
First Name:
John Patrick
Nick Name:
Jack or Spud (Johnny to family)
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 (nee Blackmore)
Religion:
Roman Catholic
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

 

 

Please read aboutD’ Force Thailand V Battalion and Kuii Camp

 

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

 

 

 

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.

Below: is Jack’s brother, Bernie who never returned home.

 

Kings Park Honour Avenue.

 

 

Jack’s parents married Kalgoorlie in 1906.

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

 

Jack’s father enlisted WW1 – the former miner joined the 3rd Tunnelling Corps.

 

Jack’s grandmother (mother of his father) died in Jul 1938.

 

Jack’s father died March 1944 whilst his two sons were away at war.  Jack who was a POW had died in 1943 and Bernie would die a month or so later than his father.

 

Camp Locations:

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