The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Pearson
First Name:
Donald David
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX13816
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
3.06.1941
Discharged:
11.12.1945
DOB:
5.06.1905
Place of Birth:
Claremont, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Pearson
Mothers's Name:
Mary Pearson (nee Eyres)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Inspector with Western Australian Trustees Company
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park; AGH Roberts Barracks Changi (beri-beri); Selarang Barracks Changi. Following return from Thailand - Sime Road Camp (15.2.1942-4.5.1942) Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
'H' Force Thailand, Group No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II Malayan Hamlet, Kanchanaburi
POW#:
1/8951
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa; Sydney-Melbourne by troop train; Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Don’s older brother Sgt John Eyres Pearson WX8118 enlisted 16/8/1940, training with ‘B’ Coy.  John Pearson was selected with ‘D’ Force, S battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  Tragically John died of beri-beri and enteritis at Chungkai Camp on 13/2/1944 at the age of 43.

Both boys were former Scotch College Students.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
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