The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Street
First Name:
Jack Oliver
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9178
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
5.04.1911
Place of Birth:
Leederville, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William John Street
Mothers's Name:
Isabelle Clare Street
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
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:
15.02.1942
Buried:
Where killed at map reference 784112

General Description

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.

 

Private J.O. Street WX9178
Private J.O. Street WX9178

 

 

 

Beacon Remembrance Memorial

 

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.

 

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