The Soldier's Details

First Name:
Henry Francis
Regimental #:
Headquarters, 'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Place of Birth:
Perth, Westem Australia
Father's Name:
Harry Thomas DeMoulin
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Ann DeMoulin (nee Woodhead)
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Epitaph, Singapore Memorial, Column 135, Age 21.
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Death:
South-West Bukit Timah
Date of Death:

General Description

Sgt. Henry DeMoulin had served with the 28th Battalion Militia, W9802 before joining AIF 16 Nov 1940.
When 2/4th arrived Singapore, Harry was 2nd in Command with Lt. Warhurst of HQ ‘E’ Company.  He was KIA at south west Bukit Timah when ‘E’ Company ran into a Japanese ambush.  He was 21 years  of age.
Please read further about ‘E’ Company Special Reserve Battalion under Commanding Officer Saggers.


Henry Francis de Moulin WX9389 15 Oct 1941 at Terowie
Henry Francis de Moulin WX8389 15 Oct 1941 at Terowie


Penrod Dean front centre, Jim Clancy and Henry Demoullin centre
Penrod Dean front centre, Jim Clancy and Henry Demoullin centre


Read further about ‘E’ Company


Above notice from mate Sgt Ken Tucker, 2/4th MGB.

Below is a notice was fellow officer of 2/4th, Lt. Penrod Dean.

O.L Haines & Co was a firm of Accountants,  Perth.


DeMoulin’s parents Harry Thomas DeMoulin and Elizabeth Ann Sturkey (nee Woodhead) married 1919.  Harry DeMoulin’s  (Snr) first wife died in 1918, they had a son and a daughter.  Elizabeth Sturkey had two children from an earlier marriage.


Around this time Harry DeMoulin was a motor car dealer.  He retired during early 1930s.

Henry attended Wesley School, South Perth.

Although difficult to identify faces, Henry DeMoulin is right hand side of middle row.
Harry DeMoulin was 21 years old when he was killed in action.
His father also Harry, died February 1945.



Harry’s sister Eily married Ken Tucker.

She enlisted as Sgt Eily De Moulin WF96307.

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