The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Pilmoor
First Name:
Thomas
Nick Name:
Tom
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17393
Classification:
Temporary Batman/Runner
Company:
Battalion Headquarters
Enlisted:
27.10.1941
Discharged:
27.02.1946
DOB:
4.07.1917
Place of Birth:
Driffield, Gloucestershire, England
Father's Name:
Robert Pilmoor
Mothers's Name:
Sarah Pilmoor
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Yardsman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Kanchanaburi, Ratburi, Lopburi, Nacompaton, Bangkok
POW#:
3057
Return Details 1945:
Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Moreton Bay

General Description

Soldier was selected for Japan but missed the draft due to appendicitis.

Tom Pilmoor was a Fairbridge Farm boy.  He arrived in Australia from England with older brother Robert on  3/10/1928.  Tom was 11 years old and Robert  13 years.  Tom was housed in Livingstone.  He was a student at Fairbridge for 5 years before being sent to work.

From 1933 to 1936 Tom was working for W. Green Esq., Mt Barker.

 

Tom Pilmoor & Neville Matson

Matson WX16347 & Tom Pilmoor

Tom & Mavis Pilmoor

Mavis & Tom Pilmoor.

Tom Pilmoor, Fairbridge Remembrance Wall
Tom Pilmoor, Fairbridge Remembrance Wall
Pilmoor, Gilmour, Hampton & Cowie
Pilmoor, Gilmour, Hampton & Cowie
Pilmoor, Unknown, Matson
Pilmoor, Unknown, Matson

 

Fairbridge 2004 No 2

Trevor James, Jim Burns, Alf Worth, John Lane, Des Colevas, Bob Whitield, Joe Pearce (rear), Tom Pilmoor (front), Owen Morris, Jim Elliott, Ron Badock, Gordon Lynam.

Below:  Pilmoor family Anzac Day 2004.

2004 Anzac Day Pilmoor family

Tom Pilmoor family, Anzac Lunch
Tom Pilmoor family, Anzac Lunch
Pilmoor family
Tom Pilmoor centre with children L-R Garry, Gail and Gordon, taken at Darlington.

 

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Tom passed away aged 88yrs, September 12,  2006, at Jane Brooke, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Lopburi - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Ratburi, Ratchaburi- Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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