16 Jan 1942 ‘Aquitania’



WX10874 Lt  T . R . AMBROSE (10 Platoon)
WX10372 Lt G.H. BRANSON (6 Platoon)
WX10107 Lt R.W. Learmonth (5 Platoon)
WX10108  Lt K.G. Lee (HQ Coy)



WX12949 Sgt J.L. SCOTT (C Coy HQ) A Force Burma.  RTA


KIA X  6, Escaped X1, WIA x 2,  RTA x 5 (including Rowland who escaped)
WX15433 Cpl J. L. ANDERSON (B Coy 9 Platoon) F Force. Recovered Thailand.
WX172 51 Cpl L.G. ASHBOLT (SRB) Corp No. 1 Platoon.  Recovered from Japan.
WX14172 Cpl. F.C. EVANS (SRB)  Cpl No. 2 Platoon under CO Lt Till. WIA 13 Feb 42.  V Force Burma-Thai Railway.  Recovered from Thailand.
WX15041 Cpl. D.J. GARDNER (SRB) Cpl No. 2 Platoon under CO Lt Jimmy Till.  KIA SW Bukit Timah 11 Feb 1942
WX15270 Cpl. S.S. McNEIL (SRB) Warrant Officer,  Btn Hq.  KIA SW Bukit Timah, 11 Feb 1942.
WX15684 Cpl.J.E. MULDOON (SRB) Cpl No. 3 Platoon under CO Lt Mazza. KIA Bald Hill, Buit Timah. 11 Feb 1942.
WX17293 Cpl. A.J.C. ROWLAND (SRB) ) Platoon Sgt No. 1 Platoon. About 11 Feb 1942 escaped to Sumatra-Ceylon-Returned to Australia
WX13515 L/Cpl A.B.W. ANNETTS( SRB) No. 1 Platoon. KIA SW Bukit Timah 11 Feb 1942.
WX12575 L/Cpl G.A. GORMAN (A Coy HQ ) KIA16 Feb 1942 Buona Vista.
WX16683 L/Cpl N.W. PLATTS (SRB) Platoon Sgt No. 2 Platoon to Lt Till.   KIA SW Bukit Timah 11 Feb 1942.
WX12202 L/Cpl M.S. SCALA (1 Platoon) Reif L/Cpl Lt. Curnow.  WIA Ulu Pandan 12 Feb 1942 GSW to forearm resulting in compound fracture. Given ‘D’ Medical Classification by Japanese.


20 PRIVATES KIA or lost their lives.
WX17864 Bertram Alfred ‘Bert’ BENDALL  Enl. 3 Dec 1941 with two Trigwells and Cain from Donnybrook.  (A Coy HQ) Was WIA 15 Feb 1942 Buona Vista shrapnel wound to his back. d. Sandakan 12 Feb 1945 aged 30 years.


WX17754 James BROWN  Enl. 8 Oct 1941.  (Btn HQ) executed Japanese Firing Squad 19 Feb 1942 aged 20 years.  Taken 16 Feb Raffles College Square with Lt. Rapahel, Capt. Thompson


WX17860 Henry ‘Harry’ David CAIN Enl. 3 Dec 1941 with two Trigwells and Bendall.  (A Coy HQ) KIA 12 Feb Hill 200, Ulu Pandan aged 21 years.


WX11584 William ‘Bill’ Cecil CASE  Enl. 9 Apr 1941 (C Coy HQ) KIA 12 Feb 42 Hill 200 Ulu Pandan aged 27 years

WX17706 Alfred Thomas CUNNINGHAM Enl. 19 Nov 1941.  (C Coy 11 Platoon) DOW 10 Feb 1942 Jurong Road aged 22 years – evacuated to Indian RAP and never seen again.


WX20076 William ‘Bill’ DWYER  Enl. 24 Sep 1941.  (HQ Coy 3 Platoon) V Btn, ‘Aramis’ Died 5 May 1945 acute colitis Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 1 aged 38 years.



WX13079 Ronald ‘Ron’ Edward ELLIS  Enl 17 May 1941.  (D Coy 16 Platoon) WIA 10 Feb.  DOW 11 Feb 1942 aged 21 years.


WX 17745 Charles Henry ‘Charlie’ FLETCHER Enl. 24 Nov 1941 (Btn HQ) V Btn Died Non Pladuk 21 Feb 1944 aged 43 years.

 WX12663 Arthur ‘Artie’ Ernest FLOYED  Enl. 9 May 1941. (C Coy) d. Sandakan 12 Mar 45 aged 26 years.



WX17636 Harold William HOLLAND  Enl 12 Nov 1941 (B Coy 8 Platoon) d.15 June 1945 Sandakan aged 30 years.


WX15402 Lawrence JAENSCH (2 Platoon) Enl. 25 Jul 1941.  V Btn Died Kuii 6 Oct 1943 Aged 36.


WX11580 Donald Spencer McGLINN (C Coy 11 Platoon)  Enl. 9 Apr 1941.  D Force S Btn died Tarsau 15 Jul 1943 aged 28 years.


WX12985 Peter James NEGRI L/Cpl (C Coy HQ ) Enl. 14 May 1941.  d 21 Jan 1945 Sandakan aged 25 years.


WX17363 Claude Ocea NASH (D Coy13 Platoon) died Ranau, North Borneo, 23 Mar 1945 aged 26 years.


WX17458 Oswald Kitchen ‘Ozzie’ NEWLING (3 Platoon) Admitted Alexandra Hospital with Appendicitis.  Posted on sicklist 27 Jan 1942. died V Battalion Burma-Thai Railway Kuii of Malaria aged 28 years 22 Oct 1943. Ozzie was one of three Newling brothers enlisted into 2/4th.


WX14327 Lawrance Roy NYBO  Enl 18 June 1941  (2 Platoon) V Btn died 4 Sept 1943 Hindaine Beri beri aged 22 years.


WX12628 Stirling John OLIVER Acting Corp (promoted 27 12 42) (C Coy HQ) Enl. 9 May 1941. WIA 11 Feb Ulu Pandan DOW 13 Feb 1941, 41 Years


WX15941 James William ROBINSON Enl. 26 Jul 1941. (Btn HQ) died S Btn Chungkai 28 Aug 1942 aged 27 yrs of acute enteritis.


WX17882 Allan George TRIGWELL (C Coy HQ)  Enl. 4 Dec 1941 with Vernon Trigwell, Harry Cain and Bert Bendall from Donnybrook.  d. 4 May 1945 Sandakan aged 23 years.


WX17863 Vernon Chapman TRIGWELL (C Coy HQ) Enl. 3 Dec 1941with Alan Trigwell, Harry Cain and Bert Bendall from Donnybrook.   Perished Rakuyo Maru 1944 aged 24 years.


20 Private Deaths








WX14634 William George Harvey ANDERSON (B Coy) Green Force, Awa Maru Party, reovered Omuta.
WX11573 Gordon Guy BREEEZE L/Corporal (10 Platoon)S Btn.  Recovered Thailand.
WX12335 Ronald Edmund BROWN (B Coy) Cpt Harris, Both Party recovered Saigon.
WX15756 Alfred John BURGESS (Btn HQ) reported missing Ulu Pandan 12 Feb 1942.  Escaped to Sumatra.  Imprisoned Gloe Gloer POW Camp with Magill, Squance, Harold Smith etc.Rescued when SS Van Waerwjick sank taken Singapore.  Remained behind with Harold Smith when others returned to work Sumatra Railway.
WX12488 John William CLAY  (C Coy) Remained and recovered from Singapore.
WX20018 John Livingston CORREY (No. 2 Platoon), Green Force recovered from Thailand’.
WX17595 Norman Lenard (Bob) DUNNELL (13 Platoon) V Btn, Aramis Party, Omuta Japan recovered from Japan. Fairbridge boy. ****
WX12427 Robert Arthur FOSTER (B Coy) Green Force.  Recovered Thailand.
WX16736 Stephen John GLEESON (Btn Not Known) ‘H’ Force.  Rt Leg amputated.  Returned and recovered from Singapore.
WX12157 Edward Charles HARDEY (16 Platoon) Green Force, Awa Maru, Omuta. Recovered from Japan.
WX18170 Stanley Raymond HICKEY (A Coy) supposedly enlisted dec 1940.  Capt Harris Both Party, Recovered Saigon.
WX17997 Hubert  Mervyn HOLLAND (8 Platoon) Batman/Runner.  Japan ‘B’ Party Korea.
Recovered from Korea.
WX17636 Harold  William  HOLLAND (8 Platoon) d Sandakan-Ranu Track 1945.
WX20025 Lionel Rosbury HOUNSLOW (No. 2 Platoon) Green Force.  Recovered Thailand.
WX16981 William Robert HOWSON (No. 3 Platoon) F Force Thailand.  Recovered Singapore.
WX13752 Harry LUCAS A/Corp (A Coy) WIA 12 Feb Hill 200, Ulu Pandan, GSWs to Left Thigh.  Returned Unit 23 March 1942.  Green Force, Awa Maru, Omuta, recovered Japan. Fairbridge Boy. ****
WX17566 John Kenneth Alexander MacDONALD (HQ Coy) Green Force, recovered Thailand.
WX12599 Arthur Reginald MURDOCH (A Coy) S Btn & V Btn, Rashin Maru, Yamane, Recovered Niihama Japan.
WX14031 Cecil Thomas NELSON (Headquarters Coy No.3 Platoon) F Force.  Recovered Singapore.
WX12156 Petros Vassilious OMIRIDIS (A Coy) Batmsan/Runner. J Force Japan.  Recovered Wakinohama.
WX12336 Reginald PASCALL (No 6 Platoon) S Btn, Rashin Maru, Yamane and recovered Niihama, Japan.****
WX13027 Charles Rossiter PIGGOTT (C Coy) Green Force.  Recovered Thailand.
WX17393 Tom PILMOOR  (Btn HQ then D Coy) Temp Batman/Runner Green Force, recovered Thailand.  Missed his draft to Japan due to illness. Fairbridge Boy.****
WX20157 Robert Sidney PIMLOTT (Btn HQ – Regimental Police Corporal)  Green Force, Recovered Thailand.
WX17857 Vernon Spence REID (No. 5 Platoon) WIA 15 Feb 42 Buona Vista with shrapnel wounds to left hip, leg.  Returned to unit 22 Feb 1942.  Green Force, recovered Thailand.
WX14197 Richard William RIDGWELL (B Coy HQ) S Btn, Recovered Thailand.
WX18152 Arthur Roy SHIER (A Coy) F Force recovered from Singapore.
WX12252 Jack Edward SMITH (14 Platoon) Green force, Recovered Thailand
WX146446 Clifford Vaughan SMITH (Btn HQ) F Force, d Kami Sonkurai 22 Oct cardiac beri beri aged 28 years.
WX8646 Arthur Percival SPOUSE (6 Platoon) KIA 12 Feb 42 possibly Hill 200 aged 21 years.
WX14733 John TAYLOR (C Coy) Remained Singapore and recovered from there.
WXW17879 Gabriel John WADE (B Coy) Remained Singapore.  Recovered from there.
WX12989 Herbert (Bert) John WALL (No. 12 Platoon) Green Force, Rakuyo Maru – miraculously picked up by Japanese Naval ship, taken onto Japan.  Recovered from Japan.
WX17804 Albert Sidney Austin WEBB (A Coy) S Btn.  Recovered Thailand.
WX17370 John WILSON (D Coy) F Force.  Recovered Singapore.
WX18142 Cyril Tom WRIGHT (Btn HQ) Remained Singapore.  Recovered from there.
WX13161 Henry Edward WRIGHT (8 Platoon). V Btn.  di Kuii 5 Oct 1943 avitaminosis aged 22 years.
WX12593 Ronald William WYLIE (No. 12 Platoon) V Btn.  Recovered Thailand.
 36 Total Privates survived to Return to Australia