William James MACLAREN


MACLAREN, William James

Service Number: WX9611
Enlisted: 4 December 1940, Claremont, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 22 January 1898
Home Town: Margaret River, Augusta-Margaret River Shire, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Burma, 25 February 1944, aged 46 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Margaret River War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

4 Dec 1940: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX9611, Claremont, Western Australia
25 Feb 1944: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN WX9611, 4th Reserve Motor Transport Company, Prisoners of War

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Parents were Kenneth and Jessie Maclaren and William was married to Janet and they lived and worked at Forrest Grove just south of Margaret River WA.

William held the rank of diver in the 4 Reserve Motor Transport Company.

He was a prisoner of war and died due to illness.

Grave ref at Thnbyuzayat War Cemetery A8 B 16