The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Duggin
First Name:
John Allan
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10199
Classification:
Driver
Company:
Not Known
Enlisted:
18.12.1940
Discharged:
5.12.1945
DOB:
14.02.1912
Place of Birth:
Bowden, South Australia
Father's Name:
John Duggin
Mothers's Name:
Catherine Duggin
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Millhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Baru, Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17, Omuta
POW#:
622
Japan:
Aramis Party
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Okinawa USS Haven, Okinawa-Manila by aircraft, Manila-Morotai-Darwin PBY Catalina aircraft A24-201, Darwin-Melbourne-Perth by aircraft.

General Description

John Duggin was selected in Singapore to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force V Battalion, departing by train on 17 March 1943.  Read further about this Force.

From Thailand he was selected with Aramis to sail to Japan.

Read about the journey of Aramis

He arrived at Fukuoka No. 17 Omuta 28 May 1944 and remained working in the Mutsui coal mine until  September 1945. John was recovered from Nagasaki at the end of the war.

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Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan
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