The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Barrass
First Name:
Joseph John Samuel
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7796
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘D' Company, No. 15 Platoon
Enlisted:
10.08.1940
DOB:
27.09.1912
Place of Birth:
Maylands, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Barrass
Mothers's Name:
Ada May Barrass
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Hoist Driver
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Age 135, Age 29.
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Place of Death:
Tanjong Murai, Singapore
Date of Death:
11.02.1942

General Description

Barrass enlisted AIF 10 Aug 1940 later joining 2/4th MGB’s ‘D’ Company No. 15 Platoon under Commanding Officer Lt. Meiklejohn.
This Platoon and others of ‘D’ Company were located on north west coast of Singapore to prepare for Japanese invasion.
This whole coastline was sparsely defended – the British believed the Japanese would invade the north west coast and commanded most of the defending forces there.
The Australians put up a good fight, and worked their Vickers machine guns until they ran out of ammunition however were ultimately no match and were outnumbered by the Japanese.
Barrass’s party scattered when it came under heavy fire. Last seen on Wednesday 11.2.1942 by WX8958 William Gibbs.
Please read about men of 15 Platoon
Barrass Joseph John Samuel WX7796
Barrass Joseph John WX7796

 

 

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