The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Stubbs
First Name:
John Bowe
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9332
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
30.10.1940
DOB:
6.12.1918
Place of Birth:
Narrogin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William Stubbs
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Ada (nee Bowe)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Memorial:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 136, Age 23.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
Tengah Aerodrome
Date of Death:
9.02.1942

General Description

John Stubbs was the youngest of 7 children born to Margaret Ada Bowe and William Stubbs who married in 1901 in Fremantle.
There were 4 girls and 3 boys.  Brother William had enlisted with RAAF and was killed in aircraft accident 25 June 1942 Parkes, NSW.

John’s family learnt of his tragic death in Feb 1942.

 

 

 

 

John’s father died in 1949.

 

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