Pingelly WW2 Memorial


WX7656 ROUSE, George Robert b. Pingelly 1914 to George Henry Rouse and Harriet Lucy Rouse (nee Gill).

Rouse enlisted AIF 10 Aug 1940 and later joined 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion’s ‘D’ Company, No. 15 Platoon under the command of Lt. Meiklejohn.  Please read further about this Platoon.

George was KIA 8 Feb 1942 at Tanjong Murai, west coast of Singapore in the initial fighting.  He had been captured by the Japanese and was attempting to escape.

George married 1940 at Northam to Hannah Jemina

Nora Neale.  Hannah is sister to Stanley Edward Neale WX9260 attached to 2/4th MGB as member if 88 Light Aid Detachment. Stan enlisted October 1940.  He went with ‘B’ Force to Borneo from Singapore July 1942 and died1945 – one of the brave men from Sandakan who lost their lives.