WX8585 Cyril ‘Jack’ VIDLER – Jack Vidler, a popular young man and sportsman tragically died 9th June 1947 at Hollywood Hospital unable to recover from the ravages of being a prisoner of Japanese for three and a half years. He grew up in the Canning area played Soccer, belonged to Darts team and was a member of a Dance Studio.
Vidler enlisted AIF 18 Oct 1940, later joining 2/4th’s ‘A’ Coy 5 Platoon under Commanding Officers Lt Walton and Lt. Learmonth.
Please read about Java and Blackforce and how Jack became a POW in Java.
Sailed from Java to Singapore and worked on Burma Thai Railway with Java Party 5A, Robertson Force