The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Roy William
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- 'A' Company, No. 8 Platoon.
- Place of Birth:
- East Perth, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Herbert Davey
- Mothers's Name:
- Ethel Olive Davey
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 3, Age 28.
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
- 'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tarsau, Konyu II, Tarsau
- Cause of Death:
- Dysentery and Avitaminosis
- Place of Death:
- Date of Death:
- Tarsau No. l Cemetery, Grave No. 156.
Roy was the fourth of eight (8) children born to Herbert and Ethel Olive Davey (nee Jeffrey).
In 1937 he was employed as a miner at Edjudina Gold Mine located 145 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie, and later living in Kalgoorlie prior to enlisting.
Known as Bluey, Davey was in 5 Platoon and a good mate to Ron Badock.
Bluey was selected in Singapore with ‘D’ Force S Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway. He left Singapore by train on 14th March 1943 on a 4 day journey to Thailand.
S Battalion were first working at Tarsau Camp, then moved to Konyu II in the Hellfire Pass Cutting, arriving on 25 April 1943.
Bluey was evacuated from Konyu II Camp to Tarsau Hospital Camp.
Within four months Bluey died at the age of 33 years from dysentery and avitaminosis at Tarsau Hospital Camp and was buried in the Tarsau cemetery.
At war’s end his body was laid to rest at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery where there are 91 men from the 2/4th.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand