The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Matson
First Name:
Wilford Neville
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16347
Classification:
Batman/Runner
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
3.09.1941
Discharged:
11.02.1946
DOB:
16.07.1924
Place of Birth:
Midland Junction, Western Australia
Father's Name:
No Known, Stepfather - George Rodwell
Mothers's Name:
Gladys Beryl Matson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Postal Assistant
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kinsaiyok, Brankassi, Hindaine, Kuii, Tamuang, Tamajao (line maintenance party), Tamarkan, Non Pladuk, Tamuang, Non Pladuk, Wampo-Tavoy Escape Road (evacuated sick to Kanchanburi), Nacompaton Hospital (ex-Tavoy 22.5.1945) Bangkok
POW#:
3/8660
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore, HMT Highland Brigade, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Circassia.

General Description

Pilmoor, Unknown, Matson
Pilmoor, Unknown, Matson

Tom Pilmoor & Neville Matson

Matson & Tom Pilmoor WX17393

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
  • Hindaine, Kui Mang 200k - Thailand
  • Kinsaiyok Main, 170.2k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamajao, Tha Mayo, 238k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Wampo, Wang Pho 114k - Thailand ***
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