Douglas Ivan Westmaas,
geboren op vrijdag 9 november 1917 in Georgetown Brits Guyana.
Zoon van George Hamilton Westmaas is geboren op zaterdag 7 maart 1885 in plantation sparta essequibo guynea
en Winifred Albertha Richardson is geboren in 1887 in Brits Guiana
Douglas is overleden op zaterdag 14 februari 1942 in Singapore Indonesie, 24 jaar oud.
Notitie bij Douglas: corporaal
omgekomen in de 2de wereldoorlog zijn schip werd getorpedeerd door de Japanners voor de kust van Singapore
Douglas Ivan Westmaas Born, Nov 9, 1917, British Guiana, rank: Corporal, Service No: 2325691 Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals Unit – Singapore Fortress Sigs. Age: 23 Reported killed as a result of enemy bombing action when his ship was torpedoed by the Japanese off the coast of Singapore.
Date of Death: 02/14/1942.The 4th son of George Hamilton Westmaas and Winifred Albertha Westmaas, of Queenstown, British Guiana. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial-Memorial: Singapore Memorial, Column 43. Corporal Ivan West was of the four Westmaas brothers, David, Donald, Dennis and Rory and heroes of the Second World War.
The local newspapers reported on the Guyanese casualties. Mention was made of Stanley Roza who died when a torpedo struck his ship in 1943. Stanley Roza was the brother of the legendary Dr Charles Roza of Mackenzie Hospital, Upper Demerara.