The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Murray
First Name:
Louis McGuffy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10796
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
15.01.1941
Discharged:
11.01.1946
DOB:
3.04.1919
Place of Birth:
Scotland
Father's Name:
James Murray
Mothers's Name:
Agnes Murray
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Pastry Cook
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Brancassi, Hindaine, Kuii, Nacompaton, Bangkok (go‐downs)
POW#:
4 /6436 & 2272
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Sydney, HMT Highland Chieftan; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

Murray L Raynor L Hughes R McDonald C McGhee A Noalunga Beach SA
Murray L Raynor L Hughes R McDonald C McGhee A Noalunga Beach SA

 

 

Standing: Left-right C. Vidler, B.Fitzgerald, H.E. Saw, N.H.E Thompson, L.M. Murray, L. Armstrong.

Front Row:  Left-right D.F. Sterrett, John Gilmour.

At Window: C.J. McDonald.  1941 Woodside SA.

Photograph taken by John Lane, donated AWM.

 

 

Murray had previously been a member of 28th Militia.

Scottish born Murray enlisted 14 Jan 1941 joining ‘A’ Coy No. 5 Platoon.  He travelled to Woodside SA and Darwin with the Battalion.

He was captured by Japanese at Cemetery Hill during the fighting at Singapore.

As a POW at Singapore, Murray was selected to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force, V Battalion which departed Singapore by train on 17 March 1943 for Thailand.

Please read further about V Battalion

Murray apparently had one rib removed whilst he was in one of the camps in Thailand.

We cannot be certain which camps he worked because at sometime during 1943 he was evacuated to Nacompaton Hospital.

He was working in Bangkok on the go-downs when the war ended.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kuii, Kui Yae, 185.6k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Bangkok - Thailand
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