Frederick Charles STARSMOORE

STARSMOORE, Frederick Charles

Service Number: WX6876
Enlisted: 20 July 1940
Last Rank: Signaller
Last Unit: 8th Division Signals
Born: Northam, Western Australia, 2 May 1919
Home Town: Northam, Northam, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Junior Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Malaya, 13 February 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery
Plot 5, Row E, Grave 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northam Fallen, Northam WW2 Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Signalman, WX6876
20 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), WX6876, Claremont, WA
20 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, WX6876
13 Feb 1942: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Signaller, WX6876, 8th Division Signals, Malaya/Singapore

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Frederick Charles STARSMOORE was born on 2nd May, 1919 in Northam, Western Australia

His parents were George Ernest STARSMOORE & Clara MORRELL who married in Northam in 1915

He originally joined the Army on 11th October, 1938 and served with the 28th Battalion (Volunteers) before he enlisted in Claremont on 20th July, 1940 and embarked on the HMT Sibajak on 7th August, 1941

He was wounded as a result of enemy aircraft fire on 13th February, 1942 with shell wounds to his head & body and was admitted to the 13th Australian General Hospital where he died from his wounds the same day

Frederick is buried in the Kranji War Cemetery & his name is memorialised on the Norhtam Fallen, Northam WW2 Memorial & the Australiann War Memorial

His sister Lorna Joyce MORRELL also served in WW2 (SN WF96595) and was discharged in 1945