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

Don Pearson was selected to work on Burma-Thai Railway with ‘H’ Force.  Please read further.

 

Both boys were former Scotch College Students.

 

Don Pearson’s parents John David Pearson and Mary Isabelle Eyres married 1899.  Don was second son after Ian and had a sister.

 

 

 

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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