Funeral, Malacca
While the Battalion was at Batu Pahat,  L/Sgt. Kenneth Lindsay, became the first casualty in Malaya. He was badly injured while playing football, and died on 10/11/1941.

He was given a full military funeral and buried in the A.I.F. cemetery at Malacca. His grave was later transferred to the Kranji Cemetery in Singapore.

NX45773 - LINDSAY, Kenneth William (Ken), L/Sgt. - D Company, Ord. Room

Left to right:

Back row:
1) NX26230 - FORD, Bruce Victor, A/U/L/Sgt. - D Company, 16 Platoon
2) ?
3) NX47590 - RICHES, Frederick Holmes (Harry), A/U/Cpl. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
4) ?
5) ?
6) NX2715 - McWILLIAMS, Alexander George (Alex), Cpl. - B Company, Protective Platoon
7) NX24742 - CHIPPS, Ronald Lawrence (Ron), Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
8) ?
9) NX34443 - EVANS, Garrett William (Garry), L/Cpl. - A Company, 8 Platoon
10) NX47951 - NAGLE, Athol Gervase, L/Sgt. - B Company, Ord. Room
11) NX29925 - BELL, Walter Lind (Wally Mark 1), L/Cpl. - A   Company, 8 Platoon
12) NX37482 - MICHELL, George Phillip, Pte. - B Company, 10 Platoon
13) NX26860 - WATTS, Francis Samuel (Sam), Pte. - B Company, 12 Platoon
14) NX37483 - MICHELL, Raymond John (Ray), A/Cpl. - B Company, 10 Platoon

Middle row (standing):
1) NX36597 - DOOLAN, Amos Anthony (Mossy), Sgt. - B Company, 11 Platoon
2) ?
3) NX26575 - KELEHER, John Samuel (Ned), Pte. - HQ Company, A/A Platoon
4) NX54474 - STEVENS, Francis Rupert Brotherson (Snowy), Pte. - HQ Company, Mortar Platoon
5) ?

Middle row (seated):
1) NX37456 - McNAMARA, William Patrick (Bill), Pte. - B Company, 10 Platoon

Front row:
1) NX31546 - WILLIS, Ernest Maurice (Ernie), Cpl. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
2) NX41338 - McKENZIE, Alexander (Alex), Pte. - A Company, 7 Platoon
3) NX31064 - AMBROSE, Richard Robert James (Jimmy or Bluey), Cpl. - B Company, 12 Platoon
4) NX12530 - COOPER, James Herbert (Jim), Lt. - HQ Company, Carrier 2 I/c
5) ?
6) NX34711 - MELVILLE, William Sydney (Billy (The Pig)), Lt. Col. - D Company, O/C D Coy. 
7) Dr. TAN?
8) NX20446 - WALLACE, Scott James (Scotty), Pte. - HQ Company, Carrier Platoon
9) NX55044 - DOUGLAS, William James (Billy), Pte. - B Company, Coy. HQ
10) NX47823 - TAYLOR, George Gorman, Pte. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
11) NX41134 - EATHER, Walter Barnett (Wal), Sgt. - C Company, 15 Platoon
12) NX29840 - SWINDAIL, David Thomas (Dave), Cpl. - B Company, 12 Platoon
13) ?
14) NX56718 - BURBURY, Charles Maxwell (Max), L/Sgt. - A Company, Ord. Room

Funeral, Malacca

While the Battalion was at Batu Pahat, L/Sgt. Kenneth Lindsay, became the first casualty in Malaya. He was badly injured while playing football, and died on 10/11/1941.

He was given a full military funeral and buried in the A.I.F. cemetery at Malacca. His grave was later transferred to the Kranji Cemetery in Singapore.

NX45773 - LINDSAY, Kenneth William (Ken), L/Sgt. - D Company, Ord. Room

Left to right:

Back row:
1) NX26230 - FORD, Bruce Victor, A/U/L/Sgt. - D Company, 16 Platoon
2) ?
3) NX47590 - RICHES, Frederick Holmes (Harry), A/U/Cpl. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
4) ?
5) ?
6) NX2715 - McWILLIAMS, Alexander George (Alex), Cpl. - B Company, Protective Platoon
7) NX24742 - CHIPPS, Ronald Lawrence (Ron), Pte. - C Company, 15 Platoon
8) ?
9) NX34443 - EVANS, Garrett William (Garry), L/Cpl. - A Company, 8 Platoon
10) NX47951 - NAGLE, Athol Gervase, L/Sgt. - B Company, Ord. Room
11) NX29925 - BELL, Walter Lind (Wally Mark 1), L/Cpl. - A Company, 8 Platoon
12) NX37482 - MICHELL, George Phillip, Pte. - B Company, 10 Platoon
13) NX26860 - WATTS, Francis Samuel (Sam), Pte. - B Company, 12 Platoon
14) NX37483 - MICHELL, Raymond John (Ray), A/Cpl. - B Company, 10 Platoon

Middle row (standing):
1) NX36597 - DOOLAN, Amos Anthony (Mossy), Sgt. - B Company, 11 Platoon
2) ?
3) NX26575 - KELEHER, John Samuel (Ned), Pte. - HQ Company, A/A Platoon
4) NX54474 - STEVENS, Francis Rupert Brotherson (Snowy), Pte. - HQ Company, Mortar Platoon
5) ?

Middle row (seated):
1) NX37456 - McNAMARA, William Patrick (Bill), Pte. - B Company, 10 Platoon

Front row:
1) NX31546 - WILLIS, Ernest Maurice (Ernie), Cpl. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
2) NX41338 - McKENZIE, Alexander (Alex), Pte. - A Company, 7 Platoon
3) NX31064 - AMBROSE, Richard Robert James (Jimmy or Bluey), Cpl. - B Company, 12 Platoon
4) NX12530 - COOPER, James Herbert (Jim), Lt. - HQ Company, Carrier 2 I/c
5) ?
6) NX34711 - MELVILLE, William Sydney (Billy (The Pig)), Lt. Col. - D Company, O/C D Coy.
7) Dr. TAN?
8) NX20446 - WALLACE, Scott James (Scotty), Pte. - HQ Company, Carrier Platoon
9) NX55044 - DOUGLAS, William James (Billy), Pte. - B Company, Coy. HQ
10) NX47823 - TAYLOR, George Gorman, Pte. - HQ Company, Transport Platoon
11) NX41134 - EATHER, Walter Barnett (Wal), Sgt. - C Company, 15 Platoon
12) NX29840 - SWINDAIL, David Thomas (Dave), Cpl. - B Company, 12 Platoon
13) ?
14) NX56718 - BURBURY, Charles Maxwell (Max), L/Sgt. - A Company, Ord. Room

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