Hayward Stanley Edgar RALSTON

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RALSTON, Hayward Stanley Edgar

Service Number: SX10076
Enlisted: 7 August 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy
Born: Penola, South Australia, Australia, 4 July 1910
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mail Officer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Thailand, 3 December 1943, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
Plot 1, Row D, Grave 25
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Penola Memorial - WW1 / WW2 / Vietnam*, PenolaHB1*
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World War 2 Service

7 Aug 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX10076, Army Training Units, Adelaide, SA
21 Jan 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN SX10076, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Australia's Northern Periphery
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN SX10076, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Malaya/Singapore
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore, Died a Prisoner of Japan, from illness on the Thai Burma railway
3 Dec 1943: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN SX10076, 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy, Prisoners of War
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Hayward Stanley Edgar RALSTON was born on 4th July, 1910 in Penola, South Australia

His parents were Robert Claude Simpson RALSTON and Sarah CAMPBELL

He married Nellie Irene May PITTARD on 20th June, 1936 at the Methodist Manse, Lefevre, Adelaide - no children

He served with the Australian Army Postal Service, AIF, 8th Division Postal Unit & also the 2nd/3rd Motor Ambulance Convoy

Hayward died as a Japanese Prisoner of War on the Thai Burma Railway and is buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

His brother John Leslie Bryce RALSTON (SN - S75878) served as a Private with the 9th Battalion, Volunteer Defence Corps and was discharged in 1943

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IN MEMORIAM

RALSTON - In loving memory of SX10076 Hayward Ralston, who died of Illness while a P.O.W. Thailand Camp, December 3, 1943

Always remembered by his loving Mother & Brothers

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IN MEMORIAM - In loving memory of my husband Hayden who died POW Camp, Thailand Dec 3 1943

Gods greatest gift - Remembrance

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