The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Norris
First Name:
Harry Claude
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX10790
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
Discharged:
21.12.1945
DOB:
6.01.1920
Place of Birth:
Watford, England
Father's Name:
Claude Edward Norris
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Norris
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Stationhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selerang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanchanaburi, Non Pladuk,Chumphon, Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp, Bangkok
POW#:
8742
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft - no other details are known.

General Description

 

Some of C Coy (mostly No 9 Pln) in transit Rear L-R Kev Moir, Clarrie Henderson, Fred Webb Front Taffy Jones, Cyril Anderson, Jock Leith, Chris Mc Lennan, Les Marriot, Ern Ricketts, Paddy Byrne, S Morris, Bert Fidge. Kneeling Harry Norris
Some of C Coy (mostly No 9 Pln) in transit
Rear L-R Kev Moir, Clarrie Henderson, Fred Webb
Front Taffy Jones, Cyril Anderson, Jock Leith, Chris Mc Lennan, Les Marriot, Ern Ricketts, Paddy Byrne, S Morris, Bert Fidge.
Kneeling Harry Norris

 

Soldier was shell shocked Buona Vista and evacuated on 15/2/1942.

 

Adelaide 1993-
Adelaide 1993 Reunion.

 

Not in order:  Margarita Mahoney, Lew Lonsdale, Bobie Bates, Joyce Murdoch, Wally Lynn, Harry & Lynn Norris, Norm Ablett, Cowboy & Marion Matthews.

Harry Norris died 6 November 2000.

He resided in Warradale, South Australia.  He wrote to Borehole Bulletin July 1991 conveying his thanks and appreciation for 50th Anniversary Celebratations writing “an occasion I shall never forget and treasure”.  He exgended his best wishes to Tom Gibson, Chris McLennan and the boys of ‘C’ Coy.
Furthermore he was writing his memoirs, but like everybody else is suffering from some degree of memory loss and would be grateful if anybody who worked with him on the railway and in any of the camps would drop him a line.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
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