The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Jones
First Name:
Evan Bartlett
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10897
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
31.01.1941
Discharged:
28.11.1945
DOB:
31.05.1917
Place of Birth:
Lismore, New South Wales
Father's Name:
Alan Henry Bartlett Jones
Mothers's Name:
Eileen Jones
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Bank Clerk
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Serangoon Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
J' Force Japan, Wales Maru Party
Camps Japan:
Kobe (Showa-Denki), Kawasakei Camp, Maruyama Park, Wakinohama
POW#:
796
Japan:
Wales Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Yokohama-Okinawa, C54 Skymaster, Okinawa-Manila, B24 Liberator aircraft, Manila-Sydney HMS Speaker, Sydney-Fremantle, HMT Dominion Monarch

General Description

Hunter MA, Carter D & Jones E
Mac Hunter, Doug Carter & Evan Jones

 

Evan Jones, Laurie McGrath & Robert Drysdale - Adelaide
Evan Jones, Laurie McGrath & Robert Drysdale

 

Evan was a member of ‘J’ Force transported from Singapore to Japan to a POW Camp at Kobe mid 1943. Some of the details of Kobe House are found at the story Kobe House, Japan.

Read about Showa-Denki, Kobe.

 

Evan was employed as a bank clerk, and living in West Perth when he enlisted January 1941 at Claremont.  He recorded his father as his NOK.

It is not known whether he returned to live in WA or went to Victoria.

Evan, a retired Bank Manager passed away aged 84 yrs, December 16 2001, at Mt Waverley, Victoria.  His wife Lena died 13 August 2018, aged 93 years.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Serangoon Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kawasaki, Maruyama Park - Japan
  • Kobe, Osaka #2-B - Japan ***
  • Wakinohama, Osaka #14-B - Japan
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