The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Swift
First Name:
John Cecil
Rank:
Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX12378
Classification:
Fitter
Company:
Attached to 2/4th, Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Enlisted:
3.05.1941
Discharged:
15.04.1946
DOB:
23.04.1916
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Cecil Swift
Mothers's Name:
Hilda Rachel Urquhart Swifi
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Motor Mechanic
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, V Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Hindaine, Hindato, Nacompaton, Bangkok (go‐downs), Japanese Transport Camp with Wally Bow and Ron Manthorpe.
POW#:
4/4596
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok‐Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade,

General Description

Bill Innes, Sgt John Swift, Dvr Bishop & Sgt Hinnrichsen
Bill Innes, Sgt John Swift, Dvr Bishop & Sgt Hinnrichsen – Adelaide.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
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