2/4th mentioned in above newspaper being with 10th Light Horse, Toodyay:
Cpl Tommy Tomkins:  WX7996 LT. TOMKINS, THOMAS HORACE

Tompkins enlisted  AIF13 Aug 1940 became Commanding Officer for ‘D’ Company, 14 Platoon.
As a POW in Singapore 1942, Tomkins left to work on the Burma end of the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.  He was recovered at the end of the war from Kanchanaburi, Thailand.



Tpr Eddie Kemp:  WX7624 KEMP, EDGAR CHARLES (EDDY)

Kemp enlisted AIF 10 Aug 1940 later joining 2/4th’s ‘D’ Company No. 15 Platoon becoming one of 4 Corporals under Commanding Officer Lt. Meiklejohn who was KIA 8 Feb 1942 when the Japanese first invaded Singapore.
Platoon Sgt Solly was KIA and Sgt Tregenza later d. Burma-Thai Railway.  Eddie was wounded in action 10 Feb fighting his way out from the west coast.  He received a shrapnel wound to bicep of his left arm.
As  POW Singapore he was initially accommodated Selarang Camp before leaving with work party to Johore Bahru and Adam Park, on which many 2/4th men went.
He was selected to work on Thai-Burma Railway with D Force Thailand S Battalion departing Singapore Railway Station 14 Mar 1943 for Thailand.

Please read about D Force Thailand S Battalion

When the war ended Eddy was recovered from Nakom Nayok Camp, Thailand.



Tpr Mick Geary:  WX8000 GEARY, MICHAEL HERBERT (MICK) sometimes known as ‘Snowshoe’.

Born Toodyay 1900.  Enlisted AIF 13 Aug 1940 later joined 2/4th’s ‘D’ Company Headquarters with C.O. Major Alf. Cough.
He Departed Singapore by train for Thailand with ‘D’ Force V Batttalion under the leadership of Major Alf Gough.
Work and accommodation conditions were appalling for this work force.  Mick died of acute enteritis at Linson Camp on 9 Aug 1943 aged  41 years.


Tpr Percy Tompkin:  WX8139 TOMPKINS, PERCY REEVE

Enlisted AIF 16 Aug 1940 later joined 2/4th’s ‘C’ Company, 12 Platoon under Commanding Officer Lt. Wedge.
He left Singapore by train to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion at the Hellfire Pass region.  In 1944 Tompkins was selected ‘Fit’ by the Japanese to work in Japan.  This work force was entrained back to Singapore and accommodated at River Valley Road Transit Camp to await their ship – ‘Rashin’ Maru.
Percy worked at Yamane and Niihama from where he was recovered at the end of the war and returned to Australia.