The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wall
First Name:
Herbert John
Nick Name:
Bert
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX12989
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
14.05.1941
Discharged:
31.01.1946
DOB:
13.10.1922
Place of Birth:
Dongolocking, Dumbleyung, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Roy Henry Wall
Mothers's Name:
Edith Annie Wall
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Millhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanchanaburi, Non Pladuk
Camps Burma:
Khonkan 55km
Camps Japan:
Sakata
POW#:
1520 & 290
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 35 (rescued by Imperial Japanese Navy)
Return Details 1945:
Sakata‐Sendai by train, Sendai‐Yokohama, HMS Wakeful, Yokohama-Okinawa‐Manila by aircraft, Manila‐Sydney, HMS Formidable, Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide by troop train, Adelaide-Perth by aircraft.

General Description

Service commemorating 65 years since VJ Day - 2010
Service commemorating 65 years since VJ Day – 2010

L-R:  Kyros, Badock, Jim Elliott, John Gilmour, Bert Wall, Bob Dunnell, Wally Holding, Dick Ridgwell, Alf Worth

Read the story Members of 2/4th nominated for Medal but not awarded.

And the story written by Roy Cornford NX44955 of the 2/19th Battalion.

View Peter Winstanley’s video interview of Bert Wall WX12989.

Read more on the Donnybrook Boys.

Read Bert’s affidavit relating to the conditions on transport Rakyo Maru WX12989 Wall.

 

Height 5′ 9″

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Khonkan, 55Kilo Hospital 360k - Burma
  • Sakata, Sendai #9-B - Japan
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