The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Johnson
First Name:
Henry Jospeh
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15640
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
6.08.1941
Discharged:
14.12.1945
DOB:
22.09.1920
Place of Birth:
Adelaide, South Australia
Father's Name:
Joseph Norman Johnson
Mothers's Name:
Olive Gertrude Johnson
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp & Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Kanyu II, Hintock, Chumphon, Petchaburi, Kachu Mountain Camp, Bangkok.
POW#:
8793
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Highlad Brigade

General Description

JOHNSON Henry Joseph WX15640
JOHNSON Henry Joseph WX15640

 

Harry was one of about 8 children born top parents Joseph Norman Johnson and Olive Gertrude Walker in SA.

Harry’s mother died in 1924 when he was about 4 years old.

His father remarried Sophia Emily Ruth Huddleston about 1930 and moved to West Australia. Several children were born to this marriage.

Harry’s father Joseph Norman Johnson died 1972.  He had been residing at Armadale for many years.

In the 1949 Electoral Roll, Harry was living and working at Bridgetown. In 1951 he married Margaret Sinfield.  Margaret and Harry had a family of three children and were found in 1954 and 1958 Electoral Roll residing at Wahkinup Estate, Kojonup.  Harry was employed as a farm labourer.

In 1958 Harry died in South Australia aged 37 years.

Margaret Johnson died in SA in 2013.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chumphon - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
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