The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Scala
First Name:
Mervyn Stewart
Nick Name:
Mick
Rank:
Lance Corporal
Regimental #:
WX12202
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
2.05.1941
Discharged:
30.05.1946
DOB:
27.03.1907
Place of Birth:
Maylands, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Dominic Scala
Mothers's Name:
Blanche Scala
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Forestry Worker
Singapore:
A. G. H. Roberts Barracks Changi, Selarang Barracks Changi, Kranji Hospital Woodlands, Changi Gaol Camp.
POW#:
1/9217
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney‐Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Soldier was wounded in action at Ulu Pandan on 12/2/1942 Evacuated to 2/13th Australian General Hodpital at St Patricks School with a gunshot wound to his left forearm. This caused a compound fracture to both bones. Transferred to 2/10th Australian General Hospital on 7/3/1942 and transferred again to No. 2 Convalescent Depot ex A.G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi on 26/9/1942. Soldier was given a ‘D’ Medical Classification by the Japanese.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
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