The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ashbolt
First Name:
Lloyd George
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX17251
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
15.10.1941
Discharged:
23.01.1946
DOB:
6.05.1916
Place of Birth:
York, Western Australia
Father's Name:
George Henry Ashbolt
Mothers's Name:
Edith Fanny Ashbolt
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Traveller
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi (Garden Control Party)
Java:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Hintok River Camp,Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Yamane, Niihama.
POW#:
8746, 1562
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayam-Okinawa, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila, USS Bingham, Manila-Sydney, HMS Speaker, Sydney-Fremantle, HMT Dominion Monarch.

General Description

Lloyd George Ashbolt was the only child born to George and Edith Ashbolt of Manchester Street, Victoria Park.  His patriotic Grandmother suggested her grandson be named after Britain’s Prime Minister Lloyd George!

Prior to enlistment Ashbolt was a travelling salesman with Foggitt Jones Pty Ltd.  His parents were most fortunate to receive a card from Burma from him advising he was in good health!

Read about the good news received by WA families

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Hintok River Camp, 158k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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