The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Morrison
First Name:
Arthur Edward
Nick Name:
Snow White
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15746
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
13.08.1941
Discharged:
28.02.1946
DOB:
26.11.1916
Place of Birth:
North Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Sam Morrison
Mothers's Name:
Martha Nellie Morrison
Religion:
Baptist
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand and Rabbit Trapper
Java:
‘Blackforce’, attached to 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion. (captured at Garoet 9.3.1942)
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Party
Camps Thailand:
116km, 122km, 131km, l33km, Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi (March‐April 1944), Chungkai, Non Pladuk, Nacompaton, Sonkurai-Nikhe Defence Line, Tamuang, Bangkok.
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
POW#:
2 /13612 & 4639
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay.

General Description

Arthur Morrison was one of eight Indigenous Western Australians to join the 2/4th.

This soldier suffered from tropical ulcers to his feet at the 105km Camp Burma and was treated at Kanchanaburi for this complaint.

Morrison, Arthur
Morrison, Arthur

 

In 1946 Arthur with several 2/4th boys decided to have a drink at the Alhambra Bar in Perth.  Read the story.

Another story of Arthur’s return can be read at A man who fought but had no vote.

After the war, Morrison attended many reunions.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Songkurai 294k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Wampo, Wang Pho 114k - Thailand ***
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
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