The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Jack Oliver
- Regimental #:
- ‘A’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Leederville, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- William John Street
- Mothers's Name:
- Isabelle Clare Street
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Kranji War Cemetery, Collective Grave, Plot 30, Row A, Grave 5-8, Age 30.
- Cause of Death:
- Killed in Action
- Place of Death:
- Buona Vista
- Date of Death:
- Where killed at map reference 784112
Street enlisted AIF 30 Oct 1940 and later joined 2/4th’s ‘A’ Coy as a driver.
Soldier was hit in the head by shrapnel during an enemy artillery barrage whilst fighting at Buona Vista during the last stand to save the city of Singapore.
Read the story on the Beacon Memorial.
‘Jack Oliver Street had a farm with his father William at Ballidu. After the failure of that farming enterprise, he came to Beacon and worked for Harry Dunne.
He joined the Army from Beacon. He was killed by the explosion of a Japanese artillery shell on the Malayan Peninsula (should read Singapore) on the 15th February 1942.’
Jack was the only son born to parents William John
Street and Isabelle Clare (nee Spencer) who married Leederville 1906. Jack had three sisters. He was 6ft tall.