The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Nelson
First Name:
Cecil Thomas
Nick Name:
Cec
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX14031
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
11.06.1941
Discharged:
6.02.1946
DOB:
19.03.1917
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Edward Nelson
Mothers's Name:
Olive Nelson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Baker
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Serangoon Road Camp, (evacuated to Australian General Hospital, Roberts Barracks Changi with acute appendicitis on 7.8.1942); Selarang Barracks Changi. Following return from Thailand - Selarang Barracks Changi; Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Sonkurai
Camps Burma:
Tanbaya 30km Hospital Camp
POW#:
1/8808
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Perth, Duke of Gloucester’s aircraft 'Endeavour ’

General Description

Please read about ‘F’ Force Thailand
Also please read about Tanbaya Hospital Camp where Ted was hospitalised.
In Jan 1973 Borehole Bulletin Bill Castles recorded ‘Cec Nelson was in Hollywood for one of his very rare visits, has had trouble with his leg.  Although gone home, he was due back in (1973) New Year.”
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