The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Thomson
First Name:
Eric Gerrard
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10117
Classification:
Rangetaker
Company:
‘B’ Company, No. 7 Platoon
Enlisted:
13.12.1940
Discharged:
25.01.1946
DOB:
27.06.1920
Place of Birth:
Arbroath, Scotland
Father's Name:
William Thomson
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Thomson
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk and Storeman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, Captain Fred Harris Party
POW#:
4/6719
Return Details 1945:
Saigon‐Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore~Brisbane by aircraft, Brisbane-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Thomson enlisted AIF 13 Dec 1940 and later joined 2/4th MGB’s ‘B’ Company No. 7  Platoon as a rangetaker under Commanding Officer Lt. Penrod Dean.

Height 5′ 8 1/2″

He departed Singapore by train to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force Thailand – working with Capt Fred Harris Party.

Please read further about this Party.

At war’s end, soldier recovered from French Indo-China.  He had travelled to Saigon with  ‘Both’ Party.

Read about Both Party

 

E Thomson WX10117 (1)

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Saigon - French Indo China
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