The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Rouse
First Name:
George Robert
Nick Name:
George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7656
Company:
‘D‘ Company, 15 Platoon
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
30.12.1914
Place of Birth:
Pingelly, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Henry Rouse
Mothers's Name:
Harriet Lucy Rouse
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 27.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Tanjong Murai, west coast of Singapore
Date of Death:
8.02.1942

General Description

Soldier was captured by the Japanese and was shot whilst attempting to escape at 2300 hours on 8/2/1942.
George enlisted AIF 1940 later joining 2/4th’s ‘D’ Company, No. 15 Platoon.

 

 

George married 1940 Northam to Hannah Jemina Nora Neale.  Hannah is sister to Stanley Edward Neale WX9260 attached to 2/4th MGB as member if 88 Light Aid Detachment. Stan enlisted October 1940.  He was taken with ‘B’ Force to Borneo from Singapore July 1942 and died 1945 – one of the brave men from Sandakan who lost their lives.
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Below:  Stan Neale

 

Rouse George

Rouse 2

 

 

 

George Jnr died aged 27 years leaving a young widow and son Robert.

 

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Above:  George’s father George Henry died Feb 1921 aged 44 years.   He was father to seven children.   George Henry Rouse married 1908 to Harriet ‘Lucy’ Gill. Both parents were born in South Australia.
Harriet Lucy Rouse remarried 1934 Beverley to William Millwood.  The Millwoods initially resided in Pingelly.  William Millwood died 1949 Bayswater.  Harriett Lucy died 1965 Bayswater.
Harriet’s second youngest son Arthur, drowns in 1932.

 

 

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