Private VX61202 - David Arthur Hutchins,
2/21st Battalion - C Company. Served on Ambon Island and became a prisoner of war, after the huge Japanese armies invaded the Island in February 1942. David survived 3.5yrs as a P.O.W before dying on the 29th of July 1945, he was 33 yrs of age. It is not known how he died, but the savage bashing and death of his younger brother Fred 23 days earlier, must have affected him greatly. The war ended in the Pacific just 16 days after his death.
David was married with 3 children, but while he was imprisoned, his wife Annie had died from illness in 1944.
David is buried on Ambon.