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

 

In 1972, Neville and his wife Joan were living in Roebourne.  He had about another 12 months working  at the Roebourne Post Office before returning to live in Perth.  (information Borehole Bulletin Jan 1972).

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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