William Martin (Bill) GALBRAITH

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GALBRAITH, William Martin

Service Number: NX51831
Enlisted: 28 June 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newtown, City of Sydney, NSW, Australia, 28 July 1916
Home Town: Redfern, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Presumed - Missing-believed killed, Malaya, 15 January 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
No Known grave; (CWGC) Official Commemoration - Memorial Location: Column 132. Also another Memorial at Sydney, NSW.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Singapore Memorial Kranji War Cemetery
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, SN NX51831, 17th Infantry Battalion
28 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN NX51831, 17th Infantry Battalion, Paddington, NSW, Australia
28 Jun 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX51831, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
28 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX51831, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
9 Dec 1940: Involvement Private, SN NX51831, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
9 Dec 1940: Transferred Private, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Transferred: 09/12/1940, from - 17th A.I.Btn, to 2/30 A.I.Btn; (NAA, Pg-5).
15 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore, POW (Missing Person): 15/02/1942, Fate: Missing - Believed killed (Officially Presumed) AWM - POW'S & Missing Persons.
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX51831, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

William Martin GALBRAITH was born in Newtown, Sydney on 28th July, 1916

His parents were William Cameron & Elizabeth Eugene GALBRAITH