The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Webber
First Name:
Claude William
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16254
Company:
‘D’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
27.08.1941
Discharged:
4.03.1946
DOB:
12.11.1908
Place of Birth:
Bunbury, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Frederick Webber
Mothers's Name:
Mary Webber
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
A. G.H. Roberts Barracks Changi (March l942-April 1943, as staff), Selarang Barracks Changi. Selarang Barracks Changi, Kranji Hospital Woodlands, Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Sonkurai
POW#:
1/9656
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Melbourne, HMT Largs Bay, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Admitted to 2/13th A.G.H. with conjunctivitis on 7/2/1942 and was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer to left eye.  Transferred to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 8/2/1942 and discharged to unit on 28/2/1942. It is believed soldier was transferred to 2/9th Field Ambulance joining his brother George.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Shimo Sonkurai, 288k - Thailand
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