George was AWOL at Fremantle when ‘Aquitania’ sailed for Singapore 16 January 1942. Please reads about the 90 men from 2/4th who missed arriving Singapore and were taken POWs of Japan in Java in early March. Please read further.
George Reginald Bousfield was a Fairbridge Farm Schoolboy. Formerly from Barnardos he arrived in Western Australia on ‘Euripides‘ on 11 February 1924 at Albany. George aged 10 years, was housed in Glasgow Cottage.
In 1931 George was working with W. Taylor, Esq., Dunmore Farm, Mundijong; in 1932 with H. Nairn, Esq, Byford; Summer of 1934 he was at Mangaroon, South Carnarvon; and in 1936 George was living at Guildford. Prior to enlistment he was working at Peedamulla Station, a sheep station 58k out of Onslow.
In 1941 he married Mary Kathleen Whelan in Kalgoorlie.
Returning from the war George and Mary lived in Kalgoorlie. He first found employment with the council, then later took up mining.
The Bousfield moved to live in Kambalda for a few years where again he was employed in mining.
We believe George passed away 29 Oct 1997 at Katanning, WA. George Bousfield is buried Kalgoorlie Cemetery.
(Although George recorded his father as George Bousfield, another source records his name as Clifford H. Bousfield.)