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Word War 2 Veterans - war record summary for Albert Chales "Nip" West

Last updated on 25-Oct-20

Albert Charles “Nip” West


8th Australian Division, AIF: 2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion

Singapore, Malaya


2.7.1940  Enlisted Caulfield, Melbourne, 24 years old

            Early training Mount Martha, Bonagilla, Bathurst

29.11.40   Transferred from training unit to 2/29th Battalion; continued training 

            Several periods of leave during training period in Australia due brother gravely ill.

30.7.41     Embarked Melbourne aboard Marnix van St. Aldegonde., escorted by HMAS Perth,

15.8.41   Disembarked Singapore

Mid-September 41: 2/29th Battalion moved to Segamet, Malaya

23.11.41  Training in Malaya

27.11.41 Hospitalised with Malaria

8.1.1942 Discharged to General Base Depot then convalescence 

16.1.42   Rejoined 2/29th Battalion

17.1.42   2/29th reached Bakri and assumed defensive position

19.1.42   2/19th Battalion arrived and held out long enough along Muar Road for the Indian Units and 2/29th Battalion to attempt to withdraw

20.1.42    All Australian/Indians outflanked by Japanese. 2/29th attempted to withdraw towards Parit Sulong, stopped at 98 road block. 

Nip West KIA on this day.