The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Elliott Alfred Alexander
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Cottesloe, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Alexander Watt
- Mothers's Name:
- Lily Watt
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi, Mt Pleasant Camp, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi (Trailer Party).
- ‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Kanu II, Tarsau, Chungkai, Konkoita, Chungkai, Petchaburi,NakomNayok, Bangkok
- 3/9896 & 8857
- Return Details 1945:
- Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highland Brigade.
Snow Watt and Bert Norton, Woodside, SA
Soldier was shell shocked at Buona Vista on 15/2/1942. Evacuated to Regimental Aid Post three hours before surrender. Discharged to unit on 20/2/1942.
Snow Watt WX8502 and Owen Alfred Doust (Snow) WX17881 were good mates.
While writing this I received a phone call from Elliott (Snow) Watt. I had not seen nor heard from him since the surrender of 2/4th on Singapore Island. Shortly after this call I went into hospital and didn’t meet until 3 weeks later. He was recovering from Knee operation at the time. We spent about 2 hours catching up on each other’s experiences. He said he would be back for more talks. I am looking forward to it. Snow died November 10th 1999, we never did get to catch up again. Snow was blown up on Sunday afternoon before the surrender of Singapore.
Snow passed away aged 82yrs, November 10 1999, at Como WA.
Height 5′ 9″
- Mount Pleasant Camp - Singapore
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
- Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
- Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
- Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
- Petchaburi - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand