The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Kyriakos
First Name:
Jack George
Nick Name:
Crackers
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10715
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
Discharged:
7.12.1945
DOB:
2.01.1921
Place of Birth:
Darwin, Northern Territory
Father's Name:
George Kyriakos
Mothers's Name:
Christina Kyriakos
Religion:
Greek Orthodox
Pre-war Occupation:
Cook
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Mount Pleasant Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi. Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp, Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
'F' Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Sonkurai, Sonkurai, Shimo Nikhe
POW#:
361
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Gang of '7' Signals in Adelaide. rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve wilkinson. Fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.
Gang of ‘7’ Signals in Adelaide.
rear L-R Ron Evans, Kack Kyros, Claude Gault, Merve wilkinson. fr Vern Hoppe, Bill Grundy & Ted Cosson.

 

After the War Jack changed his name to Jack Kyros

 

Jack Kyros contemplating at Changi Chapel
Jack Kyros  and Dick Ridgewell, contemplating at the opening of the New Changi Chapel 15/02/2002.

 

Singapore 1992 Rear L - R ---, Tom Hampton, ---, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, ..., Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot. Front L - R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, ---, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.
Singapore 1992
Rear L – R —, Tom Hampton, —, Les Kemp, Norm Ablett, …, George Williams, Jack Kyrios, Ted Elliot.
Front L – R, Jim Gilmour, John Gilmour, —, Ron Badock, Jim Elliot.

 

Jack George Kyros (Hatzi Kyriakos)
Jack George Kyros (Hatzi Kyriakos)

 

Jack was an active 2/4th MG Btn Committee Member for many years. He passed away at 90 years of age 16th July 2011.

Read “Jack George Kyros (Kyriakos) WX10715.

View Peter Winstanley’s video of interview of Jack Kyros WX10715

Listen to the oral history interview of Jack recorded in Singapore April 2000

Sunday Times 23/02/1992

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Mount Pleasant Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Songkurai 294k - Thailand
  • Shimo Sonkurai, 288k - Thailand
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