The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Simmonds
First Name:
Roy Albert
Nick Name:
Toona
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX16952
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
8.10.1941
Discharged:
14.03.1946
DOB:
23.07.1919
Place of Birth:
Collie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Josiah Edward Simmonds
Mothers's Name:
Hilda Maud Simmonds
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), River Valley Road Camp, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Kanu I, Tarsau , Chungkai, Tamuang
POW#:
8847
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore‐Fremantle HMT Circassia.

General Description

Roy Simmonds and Clifford Squance
Roy Simmonds and Clifford Squance

Both Collie boys.

Please read about the Collie boys.

Toona was a former prominent Mines-Rover’s footballer.

Returning to Collie he later became Colliery Deputy for some years prior to his retirement.

 

 

Toona passed away aged 83yrs, September 22 2002, at Collie, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Kanu 1 151.00k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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