The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hall
First Name:
Douglas Charles John
Nick Name:
Doug
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10370
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘B’ Company, No. 8 Platoon.
Enlisted:
18.12.1940
DOB:
23.02.1919
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Algernon William John Hall
Mothers's Name:
Kathleen Rose Hall (nee Leather)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Truck Driver
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 2, Row C, Grave 5, Age 25.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Sarangoon Road Camp, Sime Road Camp
Force:
'H' Force Thailand Group No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Malayan Hamlet, Kanu II, Kanchanaburi
Cause of Death:
Septic Thrombosis
Place of Death:
Australian General Hospital at Roberts Barracks Changi
Date of Death:
21.05.1944
Buried:
A.I.F. Cemetery Changi, Grave No. 134

General Description

Doug enlisted December 1940 and joined 2/4th’s ‘B’ Company as a Driver.

Following the surrender of the Allies to Japan at Singapore 15 Feburuary 1942, Doug became a POW.

During 1943 he was selected with ‘H’ Force Thailand, Group 3 to work on Burma-Thai Railway leaving Singapore by rail early May 1943.

Please read further about ‘H’ Force Thailand.

 

Returning with ‘H’ Force from Thailand Doug was evacuated to A. G. H. Roberts Barracks with septic thrombosis pyaemia of the right iliac vein. He was buried on 21.5.1944 at 1430 hours. The funeral service was conducted by Chaplain M. K. Jones from 8th Division Headquarters. Captain Tom Bunning wrote that he was buried with the greatest possible approach to full Military Honours and on the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ all within earshot stood to attention in respect of him. Soldier had also been wounded at West Mandai.

 

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D C J Hall

 

Please read further about ‘H’ Force Group 3

 

Hall Doug West Australian 8 October 1946

 

Doug was the only son with two sisters born to parents Algernon William John Hall known as Billy and Kathleen Rose Leather.

The couple married Jan 1912.

 

Billy Harris enlisted WW1, joining 11th Battalion Serial No. 7004.  In December 1917 he was reported being seriously ill for the second time.

 

In September 1923, Billy Hall died at Woorooloo Sanatorium aged 41 years.

 

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Serangoon Road Camp - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
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