The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Collins
First Name:
Charles Leslie
Nick Name:
Curly
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10282
Classification:
Motorcycle Orderly
Company:
'B' Company, No 7 Platoon
Enlisted:
18.12.1940
Discharged:
4.02.1946
DOB:
28.01.1922
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Albert Collins
Mothers's Name:
Jean Vlctoria Collins
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Apprentice Fitter
Singapore:
A. G. H. Roberts Barracks Changi, Selarang Barracks Changi. Sime Road Camp, X10 Party, Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
'H' Force Thailand, Group No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II Malayan Hamlet, Kanchanaburi Hospital 1.10.1943 (beri‐beri)
POW#:
1/7325
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, 1st Netherlands Military Hospital Ship Oranje, Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description

Wounded in action at West Mandai on 14/2/1942.  Admitted to 2/10th AGH located at Cathay Building.  Soldier was admitted with fractured left elbow caused by shrapnel.  Discharged  to Unit 27/4/1942.  Soldier was given ‘B’ Medical Classification and spent much of his time in Changi area due to reconstructive surgery required to his elbow.  He was selected for ‘H’ Force Group No. 3 and could have evaded the draft but Collins decided he wanted to be included.

Read further about ‘H’ Force Group No. 3

Changi Square Incident

Bampong

Kanburi 2 days  –  Kanburi Hospital 1/10/1942 Beri-Beri.

Malayan Hamlet K11

Train to Singapore

Sime Road  1/12/44 – 5/5/44

Changi Gaol

X10 Party – Anti-tank ditches.

Burst appendix 1945 – Dr. Nairn operated.

Recovered from Changi 4/9/1945.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
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