The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Edward Ainsley
- Nick Name:
- Lance Corporal (Promoted on 7.2.1942 by Saggers)
- Regimental #:
- 'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 3 Platoon (Section Commander)
- Place of Birth:
- Northampton, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Robert Charles Cornell
- Mothers's Name:
- Mary Edith Cornell
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Singapore
- 'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Linson Wood Camp, Banderra (bridge repairs, Chao Puraya River)
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Augganaung
- 3072 and Linson 12134
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Crawley Bay, Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft, 18.10.1945
Read about the men enlisting from Northampton area.
Ted was selected in Singapore to work on the Burma end of the Railway. Please read further about ‘A’ Force Green Force No. 3 Battalion.
We cannot be precise about which Camps Ted worked on the railway, however those recorded below are the main camps Green Force worked.
When the railway was completed the Japanese moved the POW workforce south to one of several main camps or hospitals. Ted was sent to Tamarkan.
Bridge repair post allied bombing on Chao Puraya River.
Marched into Bangkok area from Banderra 4th September 1945. Emplaned to Singapore 12th October 1945.
Ted Cornell died 24th September 1981 at Kalbarri.
- Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
- Banderra, Chao Puraya River - Thailand
- Linson Wood Camp, 202k - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand