The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Murdoch
First Name:
Arthur Reginald
Nick Name:
Squeaker
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX12599
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
9.05.1941
Discharged:
20.05.1946
DOB:
27.02.1914
Place of Birth:
Port Pirie, South Australia
Father's Name:
Melbourne Arthur Murdoch
Mothers's Name:
Bessie Dibing Murdoch
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; Evacuated to Australian General Hospital at Roberts Barracks on 10.11.1942; River Valley Road Camp (1.12.1942-23.12.1942); Selarang Barracks Changi (23.12.1942-14.3.1943)
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion (later V Battalion)
Camps Thailand:
Kuii, Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Yamane; Niihama
POW#:
8808 & 1693
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama‐Okinawa, USS Sanctuary; Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham; Manila-Sydney, HMS Speaker; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train

General Description

It is believed this soldier arrived at Tarsau with dysentery and a fever and joined up with V Battalion on or about 29/4/1943.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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