The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Helsin
First Name:
John Frederick
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX10095
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
13.12.1940
DOB:
3.04.1919
Place of Birth:
London, England
Father's Name:
John Helsin
Mothers's Name:
Edith Emily Helsin
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Warehouseman
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 25.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km Camp, ex-Aungganaung 105km Camp
POW#:
1371
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 35
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
12.09.1944

General Description

At the age of 6 months John Helsin arrived in WA with his Mother and 2 year old sister in September 1919.  It appears his father had arrived sometime earlier.

John’s father won a Military Medal in France whilst serving with the British Forces in WW1.

HELSIN, Corporal, JOHN FREDERICK, WX10095, A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn., Australian Infantry. 12 September 1944. Age 25. Son of John and Edith Emily Helsin, of Palmyra, Western Australia. Panel 18.

Labuan Memorial, Malaysia.

Helsin

 

Helsin J F

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
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