Wednesday 8 June 2022 08:40 AM Ben Fordham pays tribute to Private Wal Williams after the Death Railway World ... trends now

Wednesday 8 June 2022 08:40 AM Ben Fordham pays tribute to Private Wal Williams after the Death Railway World ... trends now
Wednesday 8 June 2022 08:40 AM Ben Fordham pays tribute to Private Wal Williams after the Death Railway World ... trends now

Wednesday 8 June 2022 08:40 AM Ben Fordham pays tribute to Private Wal Williams after the Death Railway World ... trends now

Legendary World War II veteran who became a prisoner of war dies in his sleep aged 99 – as his final message to Australia is revealed A legendary Australian World War 2 veteran has passed away in his sleep  Private Wal Williams was one of the final surviving Aussies from 'Death Railway' Despite enduring 'hell on earth' as a war prisoner, his attitude was 'inspiring'

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A legendary Australian World War II veteran has died at the age of 99.

Private Wal Williams was aged 99, and passed away in his sleep at the Narrabeen RSL Village in Sydney on Saturday.

He was one of 13,000 Australian soldiers sent to work on the Thai-Burma Railway in October 1942 after they became prisoners of war after the Fall of Singapore during World War 2, which became known as the 'Death Railway'.

Around 2,600 diggers were killed, and Williams was one of the final surviving Australians from the Death Railway.

Private Wal Williams (second from the right) has passed away at the RSL Village in Narrabeen on Saturday night, aged 99.

Private Wal Williams (second from the right) has passed away at the RSL Village in Narrabeen on Saturday night, aged 99.

Private Williams (pictured) was one of the last surviving Australians from the Death Railway.

Private Williams  was one of the last surviving Australians from the Death Railway.

Private Williams final message to Australia was short yet sweet, when speaking to 2GB host Ben Fordham (pictured) on Anzac Day, 'you have got to have a sense of humor'.

Private Williams final message to Australia was short yet sweet, when speaking to 2GB host Ben Fordham (pictured) on Anzac Day, 'you have got to have a sense of humor'.

Private Williams final message to Australia was

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