2/4th Signature collection by Fred Whitaker WX16274

Fred Whitaker WX162734 Private of HQ Coy, was selected to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand V Battalion.  Vtn endured far too many deaths including Fred, who died dysentery at Hindaine Camp aged 36 years on 6 August 1943.

You can read further about Hindaine & V Battalion.



The above was posted to his wife Annie before Fred left for Singapore.  Tragically half of these young men did not return to Australia.


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