Albert Charles “Nip” West
8th Australian Division, AIF: 2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion
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.