Boyup Brook WW2 Memorial



There are two men from 2/4th with their names inscribed:

WX8003 Alexander (ALEX)  Meora HACK b. Bridgetown 1906 to to Charlotte and William Wilson Meora Hack. 

Alex or Alec as he was known, enlisted AIF October 1940 later joined  ‘A’ Company, transferred to Special Reserve Battalion Headquarters (Reinforcements) February 1942 as Batman/Runner.  He was sent to Borneo with ‘B’ Force.   Alex Hack died on the First March Sandakan-Ranau Track, Borneo 4 February 1945 aged 38 years.

Read further about Sandakan, Borneo.

Alex Hack’s name is also inscribed on the Boyup Brook Sandakan Memorial.  His is one of 70 names of men from 2/4th MGB.


WX7640 Lance Corporal Forrest LEE-STEERE

b. Bridgetown 1907 to Laura and Wilfred Lee-Steere.  He enlisted AIF October 1940 later joined ‘D’ Company HQ as Driver.  As POW working on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion Lee-Steere died Kuii POW Camp of Cholera 3 October 1943 aged 36 years.