The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hummerston
First Name:
Laurence Slade
Nick Name:
Mick
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX10931
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
1.02.1941
Discharged:
25.02.1946
DOB:
12.03.1919
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Harry Goldsmith Hummerston
Mothers's Name:
Ada Mary Hummerston
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner and Farmer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, (evacuated to Chungkai due to a work accident); Tamarkan; Tamuang; Non Pladuk
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17, Omuta
POW#:
1455
Japan:
Aramis Party
Return Details 1945:
Kyushu Island‐Okinawa‐Manila by US. Aircraft; Manila-Sydney, HMS Formidable.

General Description

Hummerston, Mick – Omuta

 

Read about Mick’s experiences at Omuta.

Mick was good mates with Chatfield, Baxter and Artie Floyed who died March 1945 Sandakan aged 26.  The four young men were in ‘C’ Coy.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan
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