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Fahey, Jack Patrick

Service Number TX2008 Death Date 25/07/1942

Place of Death Middle East

Cause of Death Died from wounds

Burial Heliopolis Military Cemetery

Born 4 May 1916 7 Burnett Street Hobart Captain Fahey was the son of Thomas James and Ellie Cecilia Fahey (nee Hill).  He was a printer living in Devonport when he enlisted in the army. 

FAHEY.-Died of wounds, July 25 1942, A.I.F. abroad, Jack Patrick, dearly loved husband of Betty, Devonport, father of Margaret, and fifth son of Mrs. and the late T. J. Fahey of Bellerive, and brother of Tom.  Rex, Viv. (A.I.F.). William. Muriel,  Jim, Gwen.and Betty. R.I.P._

The Mercury 10 Aug 1942

Farquhar, Edward Ralph

Service NumberTX12772  Death Date 16/07/1945

Place of Death Balikpan Borneo

Cause of Death Killed in action

Burial Sandakan War Cemetery



eldest son of Mrs G. Farquhar, 3 Cyprus St., Launceston, who was killed in action at  Balik Papan, on July 16. He was 21 years of age.

The Mercury 27 July 1945

Featherstone, Arthur Leonard

Service Number TX4794 Death Date 24/06/1944

Place of Death At sea near Nagasaki

Cause of Death Drowned


Born 7th June 1916 Sorell Tasmania to Vernon and Alice Kate Featherstone (nee Barnard) he was a prisoner of war and was taken on board the “Tamahoko Maru” which was transporting POW’s to work in the factories in Japan when, close to Japan, she exploded after being torpedoed by the US submarine USS Tang.  Of the 267 Australian POW’s on board only 72 survived.

Members of the Forces

FEATHERSTONE.-TX4794 Pte A. L. (Jack) Featherstone, 2/40th Battalion, dearly loved only son of Mr and the late Mrs V. Featherstone, Sorell, and loving brother of Dot (Mrs C. Plummer), Verna (Mrs E. Clark), Mary (Mrs G. Boxall), Erica (Mrs R. Latham), and Gladys (Mrs E. Dorrington), aged 28 years; died whilst prisoner of war on June 24, 1944, result of the torpedoing of a Japanese transport near Nagasaki.    

See Tamahoko Maru

Feltham, Eric

Service Number  Death Date 4/11

Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death Killed in action



CPL ERIC FELTHAM, AIF Who was killed in action in New Guinea on Nov. 24 according to advice received by his father, Mr J. W. Feltham, Hobart. Before going overseas Cpl Feltham was a member of the Permanent Military Forces and served in Darwin, where he enlisted for overseas service. He was mentioned in despatches for distinguished service.


Fenton, Gordon Kenneth

Service Number H/2118 Death Date 21/10/1944

Place of Death HMAS Australia (hit by suicide plane)

Cause of Death Died of wounds

Burial At sea

Born 17th Masrch 1925 of Leary’s Lane Claremont Tasmania was a member of the crew of H.M.A.S. Australia.

From November 1943 to September 1944, AUSTRALIA was involved in bombarding enemy held islands in the South West Pacific, prior to allied assaults, from Cape Gloucester in the New Britain area to Morotai in the Netherlands East Indies.

On 21 October 1944, after bombardments in Leyte Gulf in the Philippines , “ Australia ” was hit by a Japanese suicide plane. Six officers and 23 ratings were killed and her Commanding Officer, Captain E.F.V. Dechaineaux DSC RAN, later died of wounds. Nine officers, 52 ratings and one AIF soldier were wounded.

Gordon Kenneth Fenton was one of the ratings killed in this incident.

Fenton, Maxwell William

Service Number TX5873 Death Date 8/11/1943

Place of Death POW Burma

Cause of Death Dysentery

Burial Thanbyuzayat War Cem

Born 12th August 1911 Christmas Hills Tasmania to Lewis and Ketha Alice Fenton (nee Ralston) he enlisted at Burnie on the 22nd October 1941 and was posted to the 2/29 Australian Infantry Battalion. 

Photo from Mercury

He was a prisoner of war in Burma where he became ill with dysentery and died in Bruce Hunt’s hospital camp. 

He is commemorated in the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery.


Fenton, Vivian Neville

Service Number 5859 Death Date 26/06/1945

Place of Death Borneo

Cause of Death Ground Battle

Burial Labuan War Cemetery

Eldest son of Mr and Mrs F. Fenton, Moogara, who was killed by a sniper's bullet at Labuan, Borneo, on June 26. Sgt Fenton, who was in his 30th year, joined the service five years ago. His wife and two children reside in Melbourne.

FENTON.-On June 26 1945, killed by a sniper at Labuan, Borneo, 5859 Sgt Vivian Neville (RAAF), dearly beloved eldest son of Frank and Doris Fenton, Moogara, loving husband of Rita, and dearly beloved daddy of Garry aud. Desma, In his 30th year. At rest.

The Mercury 30 June 1945

Ferguson, Angus

Service Number  Death Date

Place of Death

Cause of Death




Son of Mr and Mrs C. E. H. Ferguson of Hobart, who have received news of his death by drowning while on active service. He served in the Gordon Highlanders and the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) .

The Mercury 10 Nov 1942 

Ferguson, Bernard David B

Service Number 22734 Death Date 1/03/1942

Place of Death HMAS Perth (POW Java Camp)

Cause of Death Reported missing


Stoker Bernard Ferguson, of the Perth, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Ferguson, of Sydney, formerly of Hobart, joined the Royal Australian Navy prior to the outbreak of hostilities. He served for 2 1/2 years in H.M.A.S. Vendetta in the Mediterranean, and took part in the evacuation of Greece and Crete. Since returning to Australia he has been on H.M.A.S. Perth. Stoker Ferguson is an old scholar of St. Virgil's College, Hobart

Ferris, George Raymond

Service Number TX4456 Death Date 22/03/1945

Place of Death POW Sandakan Borneo

Cause of Death Died from illness


AWM P02468.271

Tas. Paybook photograph, taken on enlistment, of TX4456 Driver George Raymond Ferris, 2/3rd Motor Ambulance Company, Australian Army Service Corps. He was one of over 2000 Allied prisoners of war (POW) held in the Sandakan POW camp in north Borneo, having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of B Force. The 1494 POW's that made up B Force, were transported from Changi on 7 July 1942 on board the tramp ship Ubi Maru, arriving in Sandakan Harbour on 18 July 1942. Driver Ferris, aged 48, died as a prisoner of the Japanese on 22 March 1945. He was the son of Charles Henry and Edith Percy Ferris, and the husband of Dorothy Vivienne Ferris, of Neutral Bay , NSW. He is commemorated on the Labuan Memorial Panel 22. (Photograph copied from AWM232, items 4 and 5. Personal information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Database.)

Field, Raymond Victor

Service Number TX5006 Death Date 21/02/1942

Place of Death Timor

Cause of Death Killed in action


Born 14th July 1917 Longford Tasmania, he enlisted Launceston Tasmania on the 30th July 1940 and was posted to the 2/40th Australian Infantry Battalion 

He was killed in action in Timor 21st. February 1942 and is commemorated at the Bishopsbourne Navity Anglican Cemetery.


Fielding, Tom Illenden

Service Number 408142 Death Date 12/06/1942

Place of Death United Kingdom

Cause of Death Ground Battle

Burial Brookwood Mil Cem Surrey Eng

Fielding Tom Illenden.jpg (28406 bytes)Born Penguin Tasmania to George Percy and Edith Ann Fielding, Sgt Fielding was a teller with the Launceston Bank for Savings when he enlisted in the RAAF. 

He was attached to the RAF and serving with 114 squadron at Bodney Norfolk and presumably killed when a bomb hit the “Eagle” pub in Kings Lynn and was demolished. 

He was buried at the Brookwood War Cemetery Surrey England.

Filbee John Stevenson

Service Number NX17332 Death Date 12/9/1943

Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death Killed in action


Pte Filbee of Sydney and formerly of Queenstown and Hobart was killed in action in New Guinea on Sept 12, 1943. He served with the 9th Division in the Middle East and was  wounded at Tobruk. He was the eldest son of Mrs Helen Filbee of Sydney formerly of Hobart and Queenstown, and the late Mr Stephen Filbee. He is survived by his wife, a son, who is a member of the AIF, and a daughter.

The Mercury 19 May 1944

Filleul, Reginald Percy

Service Number TX1647 Death Date 3/04/1941

Place of Death Middle East Libya

Cause of Death Killed in action

Burial Acroma Military Cemetery

Born 23 June 1909 Ulverstone Tasmania to Walter William and Alice Maud Filleul (nee McCall) 

He was killed in action 3rd May 1941 in Libya and is commemorated in the Acroma Military Cemetery.



Findlay, Dick Ronald

Service Number TX5648 Death Date 10/07/1944

Place of Death POW Changi Malaya

Cause of Death Peri Carditis

Burial Kranji War Cemetery

Born 15th December 1918 East Devonport Tasmania to McGregor and Amy Elizabeth Findlay (nee Casey).

He was with the 2/26 Battalion and a prisoner of war in Malaya when he became ill and died of peri carditis.

FINDLAY-TX5648 Pte D. R. Findlay, dearly beloved third son of the late Mr. McGregor Findlay, and Mrs. Amy Findlay of Wesley Vale, and loving brother of Ken (A.I.F.), Peter (A.I.F., Tarakan), Mervyn and Max. Died of illness while P.O.W., July 10, 1944. Aged 27 years. (The Advocate Burnie 4 Oct 1945)

Fitzallen, Alan Herbert

Service Number TX2970 Death Date 28/10/1942

Place of Death At sea (South West Pacific Area)

Cause of Death Presumed



Fitzallen, Wilkins

Service Number TX3482 Death Date 23/10/1942

Place of Death POW Timor, escaped & recaptured

Cause of Death Possibly executed


Mrs W. Fitzallen. 58 Cimitiere St. Launceston, has been advised that her husband, Lt W. (Bill) Fitzallen. 2/40th Battalion, previously reported a prisoner of war; is now reported missing, believed dead. He enlisted in June, 1940 and was last heard of in Timor in1942. He was the younger son of Mrs E Fitzallen, .of Cameron St., Launceston

The Mercury 17 Nov 1945

Fitzgerald Joseph Bruce

Service Number TX4367 Death Date 1/07/1942

Place of Death

Cause of Death



Gnr J. B. Fitz- gerald, foster son of Mr and Mrs E. Fitzgerald, 310 Bathurst St., West Hobart; believed died after capture at Rabaul.


Fitzgerald, Henry Parker

Service Number Flt Lt Death Date 18/12/1939

Place of Death Richmond, New South Wales

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Cremated Sydney Ashes Cornelian Bay

The aircraft with Flying Officer Fitzgerald on board took off from at 1.30 a.m. from Richmond on a night flight to Point Cook and for some reason crashed seconds later onto the Richmond Golf Course killing the crew instantly.  

Ground crew heard the explosion and ran to the crash site with torches and flares but found the bomber smashed into the ground with debris covering a wide area with some of the crew thrown a considerable distance from the crash site.


Fitzgerald, Lancelot Lloyd

Service Number 88417 Death Date 7/02/1945

Place of Death East Sale Victoria

Cause of Death Flying Accident

Burial Sale War Cemetery

fitzgerald lancelot.jpg (22563 bytes)THREE RAAF AIRCREW KILLED IN ACCIDENT

When an aircraft crashed last Tuesday night during non-operational training exercises at a unit in south eastern Victoria three RAAF aircrew were killed. RAAF headquarters announced on Saturday that those who lost their lives were:

Wing-Cdr Peter Kingsley-Strack, pilot, of Cremorne Sydney; Flt-Sgt Lancelot Lloyd Fitzgerald, wireless air gunner, of Hobart; and Sgt Kenneth William Dobbie, wireless air gunner, of Broken Hill, NSW.

The Argus 12 Feb 1945

FITZGERALD.-Flt-Sgt Lancelot Lloyd, accidentally killed at East Sale on February 7, 1945, dearly loved second son of Mr and Mrs Roy Fitzgerald, 199 Argyle St., Hobart, and loving brother of Leona, Terry, Pat. Kevin. John, Barry, Blayne, and Peter. RIP.

The Mercury 9 Feb 1945

Fitzmaurice, Errol Francis

Service Number TX2401 Death Date 08/03,1942

Place of Death Timor

Cause of Death Died of wounds

Burial Galala War Cemetery

Born 10th December 1911Detention Tasmania to Henry Angus and Mary Jane Fitzmaurice (nee Milton) he enlisted at Queenstown 14th June 1940 and was posted to the 2/40th Australian Infantry Battalion. 

He was a prisoner of war in Timor where he died 8th March 1942 from wounds received.

He is commemorated in the Galala War Cemetery.

FITZMAURICE.-2401 Private Erroll Francis, 2nd/40th Batt., Timor, dearly beloved only son of the late Henry Angus and Mrs. M. Fitzmaurice, and loved brother of Aileen (deceased) Sheila, and Kathleen. Died of wounds, date unknown. R.I.P.

 The Advocate Burnie 2nd Oct 1945

Flanagan, Andre Lionel

Service Number T42064 Death Date 16/07/1945

Place of Death Records Office

Cause of Death Coronory occlusion

Burial Cornelian Bay Cemetery

Born Trinidad West Indies to Clifton and Maud Flanagin he was living at Claremont Tasmania and working as a clerk when he enlisted.  

He had served in the First World War with the Army Medical Corps and with the advent of WW2 he again enlisted and was given the rank of Sgt working in the Records Office in Tasmania.  He died from a heart attack and was buried Cornelian Bay Cemetery

Photo taken by Kay Newman

FLANAGIN.-On July 16, 1945, Andre Lionel, beloved husband of Mary Flanagin, of 266 Macquarie St., Hobart. Military interment 17th inst Requiescat in pace.


Flannery, Ronald Alfred

Service Number TX5185 Death Date 14/09/1944

Place of Death Phillipines when went missing

Cause of Death Presumed drowned


Born 16 Nov 1913 Don Tasmania to Albert John and Ethel Emily Flannery (nee Campbell) 

Pte Flannery was on board the “Rakuyo Maru” which was part of a Japanese convoy leaving the Straits Settlement for the Japanese mainland.  

Around 5.00 a.m. on the morning of the 12th September the “Rakuyo Maru” was torpedoed by the U.S submarine “Sealion” Two torpedoes hit the ship but it took 12 hours for the ship to sink giving the surviving prisoners of war time time to leave the ship.

As enemy escorts rescued the Japanese crews, they held the POW's away from the boats, (by armed force) leaving them alone in the sea. Returning from chasing the remainder of the convoy, on the 15th, the “Pampanito” spotted a raft with survivors and began picking them up. Sending word to the nearby “Sealion” they pulled 127 men from the sea. Unable to carry more, they radioed to ComSubPac who ordered “Barb” and “Queenfish” to the area to assist. These two arrived on the 17th and they rescued an additional 32 survivors before having to depart due to bad weather. 159 total survivors were rescued but 6 passed away onboard.

The Japanese later rescued some of the prisoners of war and they were taken on to camps in Japan .

A total of 1159 Australian and British prisoners of war lost their lives in this incident.

Fleming, Francis Anthony

Service Number TX948 Death Date 7/02/1942

Place of Death Palestine

Cause of Death Died from illness

Burial Gaza British War Memorial Cemetery

Died On Active Service

FLEMING.-On February 7. L.-Sgt Francis Anthony. A.I.F. abroad, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. Fleming, aged 22 years. Requiescat In pace.

The Mercury 14 Feb 1942 

Fletcher, Hugh Ronald George

Service Number TX2688 Death Date 24/06/1944

Place of Death At sea near Nagasaki

Cause of Death Drowned


Born 18 May 1911West Hobart Tasmania to Ronald Tasman and Annie Fletcher (nee Craig) he was married with 3 small children when he enlisted. 

He was with Sparrow Force and captured after the fall of Singapore.  He was on board the “Tamahoko Maru” which was part of a convoy on its way to Japan.  One of the ships in the convoy was torpedoed by the US submarine USS Tang and the “Tamahoko Maru” which was closest was almost blown apart.   Of the 267 Australians on board only 72 survived.


See Tamahoko Maru

Foley, Max James

Service Number 408143 Death Date 27/07/1942

Place of Death North West Europe

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Becklingen Soltau Germany

Flt Sgt Foley was the air gunner on Wellington Z 1483 which took off from RAAF Breighton on the night of the 26th July 1942 to attack Hamburg Germany.

Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. 

After the war it was established that the aircraft was hit by ack ack fire over the town of Uthlede. The aircraft fell into a field and exploded on impact.   

All five of the crew including Flt Sgt Foley were killed in this incident.

Foody, James Peter

Service Number 30293 Death Date 1/12/1945

Place of Death India

Cause of Death died of injuries

Burial Bhowanipore Cem. Calcutta

Member of the Forces

FOODY.-James Peter, W/O, 30293, Pilot S.E.A.C., R.A.A.F., India. Died of illness, on December 1, 1945, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Foody, Atkinson Rd., Jolimont. W.A.; loving brother of Molly, Patty and Josie. R.I.P.  

The Advocate Burnie 18 Jan 1946

Ford, Errol Hector

Service Number S/3024 Death Date 20/07/1942

Place of Death HMAS Westralia 

Cause of Death Drowned Fremantle

Burial Karakatta War Cem

Member of the Forces

FORD.-In loving memory of my dear son and our brother, Stoker Errol (Boysie), late R.A.N., drowned July 20, .1943.

To live in our hearts is not to die.

Inserted by his loving mother, brothers, sisters, and sisters-in law.

The Mercury 20 July 1954

Forrest, Allan Frederick

Service Number 31095 Death Date 30/11/1942

Place of Death Darwin area

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Northern Territory Missing Memorial

Born Hobart Tasmania to Phillip and Ruby May Forrest, Sgt Forrest was a radio mechanic when he enlisted in the RAAF. 

He was serving with 31squadron when the plane he was navigator in went missing on operations over the Timor Sea when covering HMAS Castlemaine.


Forster, James

Service Number TX5045 Death Date 28/09/1943

Place of Death POW killed accidentally

Cause of Death Rail accident

Burial Kanburi War Cemetery

FORSTER.-On September 28, 1943, in Thailand P.O.W. Camp, TX5054 Pte. James Forster, beloved brother of Thomas, Wynyard. Late of Smithton and Rosebery. Result of accident. R.I.P.    

Advocate Burnie 4th Aug 1945


Photo taken by Linda McKenzie

Foster, David Henry

Service Number TX16159 Death Date 15/03/1945

Place of Death Bougainville

Cause of Death Killed in action

Burial Bomana War Cemetery

Born 24th October 1923 to Henry Joseph and Holly Selina Foster (nee Beams)

FOSTER.-On March lß, 1945, killed in action, TX16159 David Henry, dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Foster, South Spreyton and loving brother of Mavis, Bert, Don., Doris and Allen. Aged 21 years.


Foster, Ronald Percy

Service Number TX152 Death Date 29/12/1942

Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death

Burial Bomana War Cemetery

FOSTER, Private, RONALD PERCY, TX152. A.LF. 2/12 Bn. Australian Infantry.

 Killed 29th December 1942. Age 24.

 Son of William James Foster and Annie Dorothy Foster, of Launceston, Tasmania.

Buried at Bomana.


The first man sworn into the Second A.I F. in Northern Tasmania has been killed in action in New Guinea. He was Pte. R. P. Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Foster, of Glen Dhu St. Launceston. He served in England, Palestine, Libya, Syria and at Tobruk before being transferred to New Guinea. He was aged 24.

Advocate Burnie 5 Feb 1943

Photo courtesy Dennis Dwyer

Fowler, Cedric Allan

Service Number TX5407 Death Date 14/05/1943

Place of Death Aboard the "Centaur"

Cause of Death Drowned


 Private Cedric Allan Fowler was one of the 2/12 Field Ambulance drivers that perished on the “Centaur”

On the 14th May 1943 the hospital ship “Centaur” was travelling from Sydney to Cairns when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine south of Moreton Island off the Queensland Coast.  There were 332 people on board including Private Fowler.  Only 64 survived.

The above photo with its red crosses clearly shows she was a hospital ship.

Private Fowler is commemorated on the Sydney Memorial Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney.

Frankcomb, John Clarence

Service Number 401115 Death Date 14/09/1942

Place of Death United Kingdom

Cause of Death Flying Battle

Burial Markam Cemetery Norfolk

Born Ranelagh Tasmania to Thomas Amesbury and Maida Selby Frankcomb, he was farming at “Clifton” Ranelagh when he enlisted in the RAAF 

He was attached to 218 Squadron and flying Stirling N3715 HA-D when an engine failed over the target area.  Flying Officer Frankcomb managed to return on three engines but on final approach the starboard outer lost power and the Stirling spun into the ground. 

6 crew members including Flying Officer Frankcomb were killed in this incident. 

He is buried at Markham Cemetery Norfolk England and also commemorated at St. James, Ranelagh Tasmania.

Franklin, Henry William

Service Number TX5196 Death Date 31/08/1942

Place of Death New Guinea Milne Bay

Cause of Death

Burial Bomana War Cemetery

Born 2nd May 1921 Forest Tasmania to William Harold Henry and Louisa May Franklin (nee Horton). 

He was with the 2/12 Battalion when he was killed in action in Papua.


Franks, Neville Lawrence

Service Number TX3437 Death Date 1/08/1943

Place of Death Kinsaike Thailand

Cause of Death Cholera

Burial Kanburi War Cemetery

Born 4 May 1916 7 Burnett Street Hobart Captain Fahey was the son of Thomas James and Ellie Cecilia Fahey (nee Hill).  He was a printer living in Devonport when he enlisted in the army. 

FAHEY.-Died of wounds, July 25 1942, A.I.F. abroad, Jack Patrick, dearly loved husband of Betty, Devonport, father of Margaret, and fifth son of Mrs. and the late T. J. Fahey of Bellerive, and brother of Tom.  Rex, Viv. (A.I.F.). William. Muriel,  Jim, Gwen.and Betty. R.I.P._

The Mercury 10 Aug 1942

Photo by Linda McKenzie

Freeland, Sydney Peter

Service Number TX5025 Death Date 27/06/1945

Place of Death Kinsaike Thailand

Cause of Death Acute enteritis

Burial Kanburi War Cemetery

Advice of the death- of Pte Sydney Peter Freeland, on June 27, 1943, while a prisoner of war in Thailand has been received by- relatives. Pte Freeland was the youngest son of Mrs F. Freeland and the late Mr S. Freeland,-of Rosevears, West Tamar. He was aged 25.

The Mercury 5 July 1945


Photo by Linda McKenzie

Freeman, Harold John

Service Number  Death Date 28/02/1946

Place of Death 111 AGH Tasmania

Cause of Death Illness 

Burial Tasmanian War Cemetery

Born 6 Apr 1901 Fingal Tasmania to Thomas and Elizabeth Freeman (nee Davis) WO Freeman died of illness and is buried at Cornelian Bay Cemetery Hobart Tasmania. 

FREEMAN.-On February 28, 1946 at Campbell Town AGH, WOII Harold John Freeman, loved husband of Gladys Maud Freeman, of 12 Gormanston Rd.. Moonah, loving father of Edna, Betty (Mrs Hutchinson), Dorothy, and John, aged 45 years. Late 3 ACBD.

The Mercury 2 Mar 1946

Photo taken by Kay Newman

Freeman, Herbert George

Service Number TX2220 Death Date 24/06/1944

Place of Death At sea near Nagasaki

Cause of Death Drowned


Photo Courtesy Ross Park

Born 2nd October 1919 to George Herbert Charles and Margaret Grace Freeman (nee Waddle). 

He was a prisoner of war on board the “Tamahoko Maru” which was sunk on the way to Japan.  560 POW’s died

 in this incident including Pte Freeman.

See Tamahoko Maru

French Colin Campbell

Service Number NX153902 Death Date 26/02/1945

Place of Death New Guinea

Cause of Death Killed in action


See also Stanley French (brother) 

Colin was born 21st March 1920 at Scottsdale Tasmania the 3rd and youngest son of Allen and Ethel May Caroline French. He attended Hobart High School and was later employed as a Clerk. 

He arrived in Canberra prior to the War and played Australian Rules with the Acton Club

He enlisted on the 22nd April 1940 and after training was sent to Port Moresby.  In 1943 he joined the AIF and served with the 2/3 Battalion which was sent to Aitape in New Guinea in December 1944. 

He was killed in action in this area on 26 Feb 1945 

FRENCH.-Colin Campbell, third and youngest son of Allan and Ethel French, Scottsdale, beloved brother of Douglas (AIF), Stan (killed in action. Tobruk, 1941), and Nancy (Scottsdale). Killed in action in New Guinea, February. 26, aged 24 years.

The Mercury 3 March 1945

French, Stanley Lloyd

Service Number TX35 Death Date 13/04/1941

Place of Death Middle East

Cause of Death

Burial Tobruk War Cemetery

nformal portrait of friends TX50 Private (Pte) Patrick Joseph Lattin (left) and TX35 Sergeant (Sgt) Stanley Lloyd French, both of the 2/12th Battalion. Lattin of Hobart, Tas was an intelligence specialist for the 2/12 Battalion, 18th Australian Infantry Brigade, and was captured by German forced in Tobruk on 14 May 1941. French of Scottsdale, Tas, was killed in action on 14 April 1941 in Libya.

Killed in Action

FRENCH-Stanley Lloyd second son of Mr and Mrs Allan French Scottsdale killed in action April 14 1941 Aged 24 years.

The Mercury 1 May 1941

Fulton, James McNichol

Service NumberTX5795  Death Date 9/09/1943

Place of Death POW Malai Camp Malaya

Cause of Death malaria

Burial Thanbyuzayat War Cem

News of War Prisoners

Mr and Mrs J. Fulton, Legana West Tamar, have received advice of the death of their son, Pte James Fulton, while a prisoner of the Japanese in Malaya. Pte Fulton was taken prisoner in 1941, and, although he died on Sept. 9. 1943 the intimation has only now been received. He was 22.

The Mercury 10 Sep 1945

Furmage, Lyell Stewart

Service Number TX5236 Death Date 28/06/1944

Place of Death Malaya

Cause of Death

Beri Beri, Dysentery

Burial Kranji War Cemetery

Dvr L. S. Furmage, Deloraine, died in Changi Camp, Singapore, on June 28, 1944. He served three years in France in the First World War.

He was secretary of the Deloraine sub-branch of the RSL for many years and secretary of the ACF branch until his enlistment. A member of the Meander Masonic Lodge, he was associated also with the Anzac Remembrance Committee, Meander Racing Club, and Deloraine Turf Club.

The Mercury 6th Oct 1945










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