The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Kennedy
First Name:
Mervyn St John
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX10910
Classification:
Signaller
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
7.02.1941
Discharged:
23.01.1946
DOB:
6.01.1919
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Michael St John Kennedy
Mothers's Name:
Rose St John Kennedy
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Clerk
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Mount Pleasant Camp, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi. Following return from Thailand - X3 Party, Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
'F' Force Thailand
POW#:
3/8392 and 15517
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Soldier acted as Signals Officer attached to ‘B’ Company Headquarters.  He worked closely with Captain Tom Bunning who spoke highly of his work.  A comment from an old friend – “He was a lovely gentleman to share a beer with.  A twinkle in his eye and had a great sense of humour’.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Mount Pleasant Camp - Singapore
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
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