The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wilson
First Name:
John
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17370
Company:
‘D’ Company
Enlisted:
22.10.1941
Discharged:
28.01.1947
DOB:
23.04.1906
Place of Birth:
Creiff, Perthshire, Scotland
Father's Name:
Robert Wilson
Mothers's Name:
Jessie Wilson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi, Kranji Hospital Woodlands (critically ill beri-beri, malaria and dysentery), Changi Gaol Camp.
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Sonkurai, Kanchanaburi Hospital
Camps Burma:
Tanbaya
POW#:
4/6827
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Soldier was missing in action from 9/2/1942. He rejoined unit on 15/2/1942.

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Shimo Sonkurai, 288k - Thailand
  • Tanbaya, 362k - Burma
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