WW2 (1939-1945)
Bray, Douglas Arthur19-Nov-1943Doug enlisted at Moorebank NSW NX176550 (N460914)
29-Oct-1946He was discharged as Sapper from 12 Army Transport Company
Bray, Frank Hamiltonfrom 1943 to 1945He served in the Air Force in WW2 in Borneo.
Bray, Harry Davidfrom 1940 to 1945He served in RAN during WW2
Bray, Jack Cyrilfrom 1940 to 1945Served in RAN during WW2.
Bray, Norma Beryl1-Oct-1942Norma enlisted in the WRANS (service number WR/120)
10-Jan-1946She was discharged as P/O Cool (S) at HMAS Rushcutter
Briscoe, Edwin Livingstone20-Oct-1940Jim enlisted in Royal Australian Air Force, Service Number:34927, and became Leading Aircraftman
14-Mar-1946His posting at discharge was the 13 Aircraft Repair Depot
Briscoe, Stanley Warren13-Dec-1941Stan enlisted in Australian Army, Service Number:     NX78414
23-Jan-1946He was a corporal and his posting at discharge was 2/17 AUST L A A REGT
Bruce, Clyde John Thomas1936Clyde joined the Rockdale branch of The Australian Air League
18-Nov-1939He then joined the RAAF Reserve
22-Oct-1940He served as Aircraftman 1st class
11/1942 to 8/1945He served in New Guinea in 4 Squadron
Nov-19424th Squadron detachments were based at pepindetta for cooperation with 7th Aust. Div. and at Dobodura for the 32 U.S. Division.
4-Jan-1946He was discharged
Bryant, Keith Ian Georgebetween 1942 and 1945He became a Japanese prisoner of war held in Changi
Bryant, William Arthurbetween 1942 and 1945He was capture and became a Japanese prisoner of war in Changi
Higgins, Arthur Joseph31-May-1940He enlisted at Paddington (NX 19263), next of kin Ethel Higgins
8-Sep-1945He achieved the rank of sergeant, his posting at discharge 2/5 Fd Reg Arty 7 Div
Morrison, Alfred Ernest11-Jun-1940
Alf enlisting at Victoria Barracks (NX30073)
7-Dec-1941After training at Liverpool and Bathurst he sailed as part of the 8th Division, 2/12 Fld. Coy., R.A.E.to Singapore on the Dutch liner "Johan van Olderbarnevelt"
between 1942 and 1945Japan entered the war when they attacked Pearl Harhour and Malaya.
20-Feb-1943As a Japanese prisoner of war with an active Service: of 120 days in Australia and 1,536 days outside Australia.
between Apr-1943 and Dec-1943A letter received by Alf's mother from a R.H Smith of Hexham (no year given), reading: "Whilst listening to Radio Shonan, Singapore, this morning I picked up a message addresses to yourself from A PRISONER OF WAR IN MALAYA. NX 30073 SAPPER A.E.MORRISON.
The message ran as follows:
25-Sep-1945Alf was in "F" Force sent to work on the Burma Railway. The force was formed at Changi and the first of thirteen trains left Singapore on April 18, 1943. Each train contained approximately 600 men crowded into rice trucks, 28 men to each truck. The last train departed on April 26, 1943. Each train took five days to make the journey, Singapore to Bam Pong, Thailand
10-Oct-1945In a telegram to his mother at 30 High Street Bankstown Alf wrote
"Have arrived safetly in Singapore hope to be home soon writing please address letters and telegrams to c/0 No 2 Aust POW Recovery Group Singapore SEAC, AE Morrison"
27-Oct-1945Alf finally arrived home on the Largs Bay.
8-Feb-1946An Australian Women's Weekly article included a picture with caption:
"PICNIC PARTY. A crowd of relatives and friends went to Ingleburn to meet L/Cpl, A.E.Morrison, who returned to Australia in the Largs Bay"
Alf was officially discharged.
Pickering, Edward31-Mar-1943Enlisted
1-Mar-1946posting at discharge was Torres Strait Fix Dep
Shaw, John Alexander Lachlan8-Jul-1940enlisted, Service Number NX34966
John Shaw was Alfred Morrison's commanding officer.
between 1940 and 1946When the Second World War broke out, Shaw enlisted on 8 July 1940 in the 2/12 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers. As part of the 8th Division in the Second Australian Imperial Force, Shaw was sent over in February 1941 to Malaya to assist in the defence of Singapore. He surrendered along with all allied forces in Malaya on 31 January 1942 and was taken prisoner, being held in the notorious Changi Prison. Liberated at the end of the war, he was discharged on 24 January 1946 with the rank of major. On 6 March 1947 for "Organisation, courage and coolness in Malaya" he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). He was presented with his award by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir William McKell, on 24 January 1949 at Admiralty House, Sydney. (Wikipedia)


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