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Charles William Gray

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Charles William Gray
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 9 Nov 1914
Place of Birth Ravensthorpe, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 1 month
Occupation miner
Religion Church of England
Military Information
Reg Number WX10378
Date of Enlistment 18 Dec 1940
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Transport Details PBY Catalina A24-377 Manila - Darwin - Perth
Post War Details
Fate POW Singapore 1942
Returned to Australia
External Monument(s) The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Ballarat, Victoria
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45



Pre War

War Service

A member of 8 Platoon, B Company Captured Malaya, travelled to Korea on SS Fukkai Maru, leaving Singapore on 20 Aug 1942, and arriving at Pusan in Korea on 21 Sep 1942. Repatriated from Keijo, Chosen (Korea). Return Details 1945: Korea-Manila, USS Mercy & HMS Collosus, Manila-Darwin-Perth PBY Catalina aircraft A24-377 "Adam Park Camp - Singapore Johore Bahru, - Malaysia Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore Keijo - Korea *** Konan - Korea"


Discharged 7 Jan 1946 Newspaper entries: West Australian 11 Jul 1942 listed as Missing; West Australian 1 Dec 1942 now POW.

Post War

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