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C Company Roll of Honour
Cloth handkerchief with the names of members of "C" Company who were killed in action, or missing presumed dead.

On the reverse is the signature of B.C. BADGERY (NX58441 - BADGERY, Brabazon Clarence (Brad), L/Cpl, HQ 27 Inf Bde - Died of illness, 9th July 1943, Age 25 - buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Collective Grave 1.O.4-43.)

2/30 Bn AIF Malaya
C Coy.
Roll of Honour
Lest We Forget

[b]Killed in action[/b]
NX32588 - CLEMENS, Percival Webster (Mick), Lt. - C Company, O/C 13 Platoon
NX29283 - JENNINGS, Edward Henry, Sgt. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX18363 - WHITBREAD, Norman Harold Clement, L/Cpl. - C Company, 13 Platoon
NX71408 - CAMERON, Hugh James John, Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX37588 - FERGUSON, Ronald John, Pte. - C Company, 14 Platoon
QX19291 - HENDERSON, Percival Edward, Pte. - C Company,  ? Platoon
NX55401 - KENT, Charles Sydney, Pte. - C Company,  ? Platoon
NX47566 - PEARCE, Thomas Francis (Tom ), Pte. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
NX47011 - PURSE, Frederick William, Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX33725 - SANDS, Richard Arthur, Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX54877 - WEBSTER, Leslie, Pte. - D Company,  ? Platoon or NX36533 - WEBSTER, Sidney Linden, Pte. - D Company,  ? Platoon
NX37312 - WILSON, John Whiteman, Pte. - C Company, 13 Platoon
NX59092 - STARK, Reginald, L/Cpl. - C Company, 14 Platoon

[b]Missing[/b]
NX47702 - CAVANAUGH, Charles, Pte. - C Company,  ? Platoon

[b]2/30 Bn Stations[/b]
Tamworth, Bathurst, Singapore, Changi, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Jemaluang, Batu Anam, North Gemas, Gemas, Fort Rose Estate, Johore Estate, Batu Anam, Labis Estate, Segamat, Yong Peng, Ayer Hitam, Sempang Rengam, Ayer Binban, 25 Mile Peg, 23 Mile Peg, 21 Mile Peg, 19 Mile Peg, 14 Mile Peg, Causeway, Mandai Rd., Mandai Woodlands X Rd., Nee Soon, Ana Mikio, Tanglin Gardens, Surrender, P.O.W.

This relic is now in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The AWM Caption reads:

[b]Description[/b]
Standard army issue khaki cotton handkerchief with a 2cm hem on each sides. On the top right hand corner is a small 'x' with a dash. The same symbol is on the opposite corner but on the back. The back of the cloth has been signed in black ink 'B.C Badgery'. A title, '2/30 Bn.A.I.F.MALAYA' appears centrally at the top of the handkerchief, finely drawn in blue ink. Also in the same ink are two rectangular memorial panels on the right and left side of the handkerchief, which have triangular caps. The left panel is titled 'C COY ROLL OF HONOUR'. In smaller writing below is 'written 'LEST WE FORGET' and 'KILLED IN ACTION. Listed vertically are 13 names: 'Lieut. CLEMENS.P., Sgt. JENNINGS.E.H., L/Cpl. WHITBREAD.N.H., Pte. CAMERON, FERGUSON, HENDERSON, KENT, PEARCE, PURSE, SANDS, WEBSTER,WILSON, L/Cpl. STARK'. This is followed by 'MISSING', with the name 'Pte. CAVANAUGH.C'. The left panel is titled '2/30 BN.' followed by 'STATIONS'. It then lists 'TAMWORTH, BATHURST, SINGAPORE, CHANGI, BATU PAHAT, KLUANG, JEMALUANG, BATU ANAM, NORTH GEMAS, GEMAS, FORT ROSE ESTATE, JOHORE ESTATE, BATU ANAM, LABIS ESTATE, SEGAMAT, YONG PENG, AYER HITAM, SEMPANG RENGAM, AYER BINBAN, 25 MILE PEG, 23 MILE PEG, 21 MILE PEG, 19 MILE PEG, 14 MILE PEG, CAUSEWAY, MANDAI Rd., MANDAI WOODLANDS XRds, NEE SOON, ANA MIKIO, TANGLIN GARDENS, SURRENDER, and then in larger writing, P.O.W.'
In the centre of the handkerchief, in red, blue and indelible purple pencil, is a laurel wreath surrounding a simplified version of the Australian coat of arms with the legend '1939, Advance Australia, 194-'. The laurel is topped with a St Edward's crown in blue and red, either side of which is a flag. On the left is a Union Jack and on the right an Australian red ensign.

[b]Summary[/b]
This handkerchief was carried by NX26865 Corporal John Sidney Malcolm Pope while he was a prisoner of war of the Japanese. It bears a Roll of Honour of 14 names, detailing those in C Company 2/30 Battalion, who died during the defence of Malaya and Singapore. It also has a list of locations (or 'stations') that the company occupied, from training in Australia until they were captured by the Japanese in Singapore.
The names of those killed are NX32588 Lieutenant P W Clemens (KIA 15/01/1942), NX29283 Sergent S E H Jennings (KIA 28/01/1942), NX18363 Lance Corporal N H Whitbread (KIA 11/01/1942), NX44900 Private A Cameron (DOD 28/05/1943), NX37588 Private R J Ferguson (KIA 28/01/1942), QX19291 Private P E Henderson (KIA 11/02/1942), Private C S Kent, NX47566 Private T F Pearce (KIA 15/01/1942), NX40711 Private F W Purse (KIA 16/01/1942), NX33725 Private R A Sands (KIA 15/01/1942), NX47702 Private C Cavanaugh (Presumed killed 15/01/1942), NX37312 Private J W Wilson (Presumed killed 11/02/1942) and NX59092 Lance Corporal R Stark (KIA 28/01/1942). The back of the handkerchief has been signed by NX58441 Lance Corporal B C Badgery, who died of disease in Thailand on 9 July 1943.
One other name included on the list is Private Webster, but there is more than one possibility for his identity; NX54877 Private L Webster (Presumed killed 15/01/1942), or NX36533 Private S L Webster (KIA 11/02/1942). Both were members of the 2/30 Battalion.
Private Kent was not found in the AWM Roll of Honour, but was found in the Roll of Members in the book Galleghan's Greyhounds. He is listed as KIA, but no date has been found.


Keywords: C Company

C Company Roll of Honour

Cloth handkerchief with the names of members of "C" Company who were killed in action, or missing presumed dead.

On the reverse is the signature of B.C. BADGERY (NX58441 - BADGERY, Brabazon Clarence (Brad), L/Cpl, HQ 27 Inf Bde - Died of illness, 9th July 1943, Age 25 - buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Collective Grave 1.O.4-43.)

2/30 Bn AIF Malaya
C Coy.
Roll of Honour
Lest We Forget

Killed in action
NX32588 - CLEMENS, Percival Webster (Mick), Lt. - C Company, O/C 13 Platoon
NX29283 - JENNINGS, Edward Henry, Sgt. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX18363 - WHITBREAD, Norman Harold Clement, L/Cpl. - C Company, 13 Platoon
NX71408 - CAMERON, Hugh James John, Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX37588 - FERGUSON, Ronald John, Pte. - C Company, 14 Platoon
QX19291 - HENDERSON, Percival Edward, Pte. - C Company, ? Platoon
NX55401 - KENT, Charles Sydney, Pte. - C Company, ? Platoon
NX47566 - PEARCE, Thomas Francis (Tom ), Pte. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
NX47011 - PURSE, Frederick William, Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX33725 - SANDS, Richard Arthur, Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
NX54877 - WEBSTER, Leslie, Pte. - D Company, ? Platoon or NX36533 - WEBSTER, Sidney Linden, Pte. - D Company, ? Platoon
NX37312 - WILSON, John Whiteman, Pte. - C Company, 13 Platoon
NX59092 - STARK, Reginald, L/Cpl. - C Company, 14 Platoon

Missing
NX47702 - CAVANAUGH, Charles, Pte. - C Company, ? Platoon

2/30 Bn Stations
Tamworth, Bathurst, Singapore, Changi, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Jemaluang, Batu Anam, North Gemas, Gemas, Fort Rose Estate, Johore Estate, Batu Anam, Labis Estate, Segamat, Yong Peng, Ayer Hitam, Sempang Rengam, Ayer Binban, 25 Mile Peg, 23 Mile Peg, 21 Mile Peg, 19 Mile Peg, 14 Mile Peg, Causeway, Mandai Rd., Mandai Woodlands X Rd., Nee Soon, Ana Mikio, Tanglin Gardens, Surrender, P.O.W.

This relic is now in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The AWM Caption reads:

Description
Standard army issue khaki cotton handkerchief with a 2cm hem on each sides. On the top right hand corner is a small 'x' with a dash. The same symbol is on the opposite corner but on the back. The back of the cloth has been signed in black ink 'B.C Badgery'. A title, '2/30 Bn.A.I.F.MALAYA' appears centrally at the top of the handkerchief, finely drawn in blue ink. Also in the same ink are two rectangular memorial panels on the right and left side of the handkerchief, which have triangular caps. The left panel is titled 'C COY ROLL OF HONOUR'. In smaller writing below is 'written 'LEST WE FORGET' and 'KILLED IN ACTION. Listed vertically are 13 names: 'Lieut. CLEMENS.P., Sgt. JENNINGS.E.H., L/Cpl. WHITBREAD.N.H., Pte. CAMERON, FERGUSON, HENDERSON, KENT, PEARCE, PURSE, SANDS, WEBSTER,WILSON, L/Cpl. STARK'. This is followed by 'MISSING', with the name 'Pte. CAVANAUGH.C'. The left panel is titled '2/30 BN.' followed by 'STATIONS'. It then lists 'TAMWORTH, BATHURST, SINGAPORE, CHANGI, BATU PAHAT, KLUANG, JEMALUANG, BATU ANAM, NORTH GEMAS, GEMAS, FORT ROSE ESTATE, JOHORE ESTATE, BATU ANAM, LABIS ESTATE, SEGAMAT, YONG PENG, AYER HITAM, SEMPANG RENGAM, AYER BINBAN, 25 MILE PEG, 23 MILE PEG, 21 MILE PEG, 19 MILE PEG, 14 MILE PEG, CAUSEWAY, MANDAI Rd., MANDAI WOODLANDS XRds, NEE SOON, ANA MIKIO, TANGLIN GARDENS, SURRENDER, and then in larger writing, P.O.W.'
In the centre of the handkerchief, in red, blue and indelible purple pencil, is a laurel wreath surrounding a simplified version of the Australian coat of arms with the legend '1939, Advance Australia, 194-'. The laurel is topped with a St Edward's crown in blue and red, either side of which is a flag. On the left is a Union Jack and on the right an Australian red ensign.

Summary
This handkerchief was carried by NX26865 Corporal John Sidney Malcolm Pope while he was a prisoner of war of the Japanese. It bears a Roll of Honour of 14 names, detailing those in C Company 2/30 Battalion, who died during the defence of Malaya and Singapore. It also has a list of locations (or 'stations') that the company occupied, from training in Australia until they were captured by the Japanese in Singapore.
The names of those killed are NX32588 Lieutenant P W Clemens (KIA 15/01/1942), NX29283 Sergent S E H Jennings (KIA 28/01/1942), NX18363 Lance Corporal N H Whitbread (KIA 11/01/1942), NX44900 Private A Cameron (DOD 28/05/1943), NX37588 Private R J Ferguson (KIA 28/01/1942), QX19291 Private P E Henderson (KIA 11/02/1942), Private C S Kent, NX47566 Private T F Pearce (KIA 15/01/1942), NX40711 Private F W Purse (KIA 16/01/1942), NX33725 Private R A Sands (KIA 15/01/1942), NX47702 Private C Cavanaugh (Presumed killed 15/01/1942), NX37312 Private J W Wilson (Presumed killed 11/02/1942) and NX59092 Lance Corporal R Stark (KIA 28/01/1942). The back of the handkerchief has been signed by NX58441 Lance Corporal B C Badgery, who died of disease in Thailand on 9 July 1943.
One other name included on the list is Private Webster, but there is more than one possibility for his identity; NX54877 Private L Webster (Presumed killed 15/01/1942), or NX36533 Private S L Webster (KIA 11/02/1942). Both were members of the 2/30 Battalion.
Private Kent was not found in the AWM Roll of Honour, but was found in the Roll of Members in the book Galleghan's Greyhounds. He is listed as KIA, but no date has been found.

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Keywords:C / Company
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Date added:Dec 24, 2005
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