The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Gough
First Name:
Norman Frederick Thomas
Nick Name:
Believed to be Tom
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17310
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
20.10.1941
Discharged:
6.02.1946
DOB:
13.11.1922
Place of Birth:
Leederville, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Harold Gough
Mothers's Name:
Jessie Sarah Gough
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Storeman and Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Sime Road Camp, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, RinTin, Hindato, Brankassi, Hindaine, Brankassi, Hindato, Non Pladuk; Tarsau, Non Pladuk No. 1 and No. 2 Camps
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17 Omuta
POW#:
4/6169, 2246 and 598
Japan:
Aramis Party
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Okinawa USS Cape Gloucester; Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham; Manila-Morotai-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-354; Darwin-Melbourne-Perth by aircraft

General Description

L-R M.Wilkins, H.Wilkes & T.Gough
L-R M.Wilkins, H.Wilkes & T.Gough

The above three enlisted AIF and were almost immediately drafted into 2/4th reinforcements and sent to Singapore on ‘Aquitania’ sailing from Fremantle on 16 January 1942.  They were with ‘E’ Company SRB and incredibly survived the war to return home.

 

 

Rear L-R T.Allen & H.Wilkes Front L-R M.Wilkins, T.Gough & N.Flarty
Rear L-R T.Allen & H.Wilkes
Front L-R M.Wilkins, T.Gough & N.Flarty

 

Tom Gough was sent to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force V Battalion which endured many deaths.  Please read further.

The three mates remained together and left to work in Japan with ‘Aramis’ Party.

Gough with the others was sent to work at Omuta, from where he was recovered at the end of the war.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Rin Tin, Lin Tin 180k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan
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