The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Leith
First Name:
John Bremner
Nick Name:
Jock
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX4917
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
23.07.1940
Discharged:
12.03.1946
DOB:
2.09.1901
Place of Birth:
Ross Shire, Scotland
Father's Name:
John Leith
Mothers's Name:
Jane Bremner Leith
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairyhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi. Returned from Thailand to Sime Road Camp, Changi Gaol Camp (November 1944-August 1945)
Force:
'H' Force Thailand, Group No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II Malayan Hamlet, Kanchanaburi (evacuation with beri-beri on 10.9.1943)
POW#:
3/8509
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Some of C Coy (mostly No 9 Pln) in transit Rear L-R Kev Moir, Clarrie Henderson, Fred Webb Front Taffy Jones, Cyril Anderson, Jock Leith, Chris Mc Lennan, Les Marriot, Ern Ricketts, Paddy Byrne. Kneeling Harry Norris
Some of C Coy (mostly No 9 Pln) in transit
Rear L-R Kev Moir, Clarrie Henderson, Fred Webb
Front Taffy Jones, Cyril Anderson, Jock Leith, Chris Mc Lennan, Les Marriot, Ern Ricketts, Paddy Byrne, S Morris, Bert Fidge.
Kneeling Harry Norris

 

Read about ‘Jock;’ at Malayan Hamlet with Eric Watt and Alby Miller.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Malay Hamlet 153.00km - Thailand
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