The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Spouse
First Name:
Sydney Francis
Nick Name:
Syd
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX13553
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
24.05.1941
DOB:
19.01.1921
Place of Birth:
Subiaco, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Stanley Garfield Spouse
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Valetine Spouse
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row K, Grave 7, Age 22.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II
POW#:
3/9609 & 8849
Cause of Death:
Heart Failure
Place of Death:
Tarsau
Date of Death:
13.10.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 261. Cemetery No. 2. Tarsau

General Description

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Syd was selected in Singapore to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force S Battalion which departed Singapore Railway Station about 14 March 1943.  S Battalion included a large number of 2/4th men and their work camps were centred around Hellfire Pass.

Within 5 months of being on the railway, Syd Spouse died of heart failure at Kanu II.  He was just 22 years old.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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