William Rice Gregory

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William Rice Gregory
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 19 Nov 1912
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 27 years, 10 months
Occupation Miner
Religion Church of England
Next of Kin Father , Mr Joseph Gregory
Military Information
Reg Number WX8625
Date of Enlistment 18 Oct 1940
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion, 'A' Company
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The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Ballarat, Victoria

Pre War

War Service

Enlisted at Claremont camp. A member of 'Blackforce' that was captured in Java, repatriated from Thailand. Member of 'A' Force Burma, Java Party No. 4 Black Force.

POW # 454? Kanchanaburi, 50k & Tonchan South, 131k and 133k camps - Thailand. Return Details 1945: Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

Repatriated by aircraft from Thailand to Singapore, and then HMT Moreton Bay from Singapore to Fremantle.

Discharged 7 Jan 1946

Post War

After the war, William Rice returned to live in Armadale. In 1946 he married Candelaris Halliday. In 1954, William was recorded as being a butcher.


Missing West Aust 23 Jul 1942; POW 8 Sep 1943; The Argus, Saturday 22 September 1945, page 8 Captured Java, repatriated from Thailand

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