The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Sing
First Name:
Alfred
Nick Name:
Alf
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16424
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
10.09.1941
Discharged:
21.05.1945
DOB:
8.10.1919
Place of Birth:
Northam, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Emily Jane Sing
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Rabbit Trapper
Singapore:
‘Blackforce’, attached to 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, (two weeks guard duties and carting from wharves to Tjililitan Aerodrome).
Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force.
Camps Thailand:
131km, 133km, Tamarkan, Kanchanaburi
Camps Burma:
Beke Taung 40km, Reptu 30km Camps
Camps Java:
Bicycle Camp Batavia
POW#:
4660
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party ,Kumi No. 38 (rescued by USS Sealion II )
Return Details 1945:
Saipan‐Guadalcanal‐Brisbane‐Perth 1.11.1944

General Description

Read the story Members of 2/4th nominated for Medal but not awarded.

Read about Java and POW Camps. and a group of men who delayed their surrender to Japan on Java Island.

And the story Surviving the Sinking of the Rakuyo Maru written by Roy Cornford NX44955 of the 2/19th Battalion, courtesy of Peter Winstanley.

Camp Locations:

  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tonchan South, 131k - Thailand
  • Beketaung, 40Kilo, 374k - Burma
  • Reptu, Retphaw, 30Kilo 385k - Burma
  • Bicycle Camp, Batavia, Jakarta - Java ***
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