The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Leslie Clive
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'A' Company
- Place of Birth:
- Bunbury, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- John Mathieson Hellmrich
- Mothers's Name:
- Hester Hellmrich
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Truck Driver
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 62, Age 33.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- 'F' Force Thailand
- 1/8005 and 1/291
- Cause of Death:
- Malaria, Beri‐Beri and Dysentery
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 62, Kanchanaburi
‘Clive’ Hellmrich was a talented sportsman, in particular Australian Rules Football. He was a left footer and prior to enlisting in October 1940 he played 10 games for Swan Districts Football Club in 1934 and 1935; scoring total of 11 goals and 2 points. Clive shared roving duties with Ron Badock in the 2/4th footy team. Read further about 2/4th Football team.
Funeral Service conducted by Major Cordingley.
Clive was Taken on Strength 2/6th Field Park Company on 5.1.1943 to join his older brother Noel. Noel survived being a POW and was liberated.
Selected with ‘F’ Force he travelled to Thailand. He died of malaria, beri-beri and dysentery at Kanchanaburi on 22nd December 1943 aged 33 years and was buried there.
Clive was married with a young son.
He had played for Swan Districts Football Club in 1934 and 1935 in 9 games kicking a total of 11 goals and 2 points.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
During Oct 1945 the Hellmrich family received the tragic news of Clive’s death. He had died of malaria, beri beri and dysentery at Kanachanaburi Hospital 22 Dec 1943 aged 33 years.
Clive Hellmrich was from a family of talented sportsmen.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand