The Wickepin Honour Board includes the names of all the men from the district who served with the armed forces from 1939-1995, those who returned from serving overseas as well as those who did not return.
There are three men who served with 2/4th MGB and all returned to Australia.
WX9334 DARE, John Francis born Boulder 1913 enlisted 30 October 1940 joining ‘B’ Company. His parents farmed at Harissmith where he spent his youth. In 1943 he was selected to work on the Burma end of the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion and sailed from Singapore to Victoria Point, working on repairing and extending the airfield before moving to their first camp which was Kendau 4.8km.
John Dare was recovered from Thailand at the end of the war and returned to Australia. He died at Seacliff,d South Australia, where he had lived with his wife and children on 29 March 1970 aged 57 years.
WX9563 RANDALL, John was born in King William Town, South Africa in 1905. John sailed to Java and was taken POW by Japanese a short time after Singapore Fell. He was later selected to work on the Burma end of the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘A’ Force Burma, Java Party, Williams Force.
John Randall sailed to Singapore with with Java Party 4 to work on the Burma-Thailand Railway. Randall became ill in Singapore and did not proceed with his original party. He then became part of ‘Both’ Party and became a POW in Saigon,French Indo-China from where he was recovered at the end of the war.