The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Watters
First Name:
Tom Murray
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10761
Company:
Headquarters Company #3 Platoon Administration
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
Discharged:
16.01.1946
DOB:
1.09.1907
Place of Birth:
Aberdeen, Scotland
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Sarah Murray Watters
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Java:
‘Blackforce’
Camps Java:
Bandoeng, Bicycle Camp Batavia, Makasura (May 1943)
Return Details 1945:
Java-Balikpapan‐Morotai-Darwin‐Perth by aircraft

General Description

Soldier served with the Territorial Army in the United Kingdom.

Tom was unable to reboard ‘Aquitania’ before she sailed from Fremantle to Singapore on 16 January 1942. He sailed several weeks later to Java and joined ‘Blackforce’.  Please read further.

 

Please read about other 2/4th who remained Java and were recovered from there as Tom was.

 


Camp Locations:

  • Bandoeng - Java ***
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
  • Makasura - Java
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