History / Summary
Carried by WX7550 Private William John Holt of 2/4 Machine Gun Battalion. Holt was born in Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia on 9 July 1903 and was working as a pastrycook at the time of his enlistment on 6 August 1940. Holt served in Malaya until his capture by the Japanese and internment in a Prisoner of war camp, Thailand. He died of illness on 20 August 1943, at the age of 40. His wallet was recovered by a fellow prisoner, Staff Sergeant S E Cameron of 2/19 Battalion, who took it back to Australia after his own release.
In 1950n Faith Holt’s mother Maggie Bell died.