The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Cornell
First Name:
Edward Ainsley
Nick Name:
Ted
Rank:
Lance Corporal (Promoted on 7.2.1942 by Saggers)
Regimental #:
WX16260
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion, No. 3 Platoon (Section Commander)
Enlisted:
27.08.1941
Discharged:
1.02.1946
DOB:
17.09.1913
Place of Birth:
Northampton, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Robert Charles Cornell
Mothers's Name:
Mary Edith Cornell
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Singapore
Force:
'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
POW#:
3072 and Linson 12134
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Crawley Bay, Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft, 18.10.1945

General Description

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.

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Banderra, Chao Puraya River - Thailand
  • Linson Wood Camp, 202k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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