The Soldier's Details

Surname:
MacDonald
First Name:
John Kenneth Alexander
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17566
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
5.11.1941
Discharged:
15.07.1946
DOB:
8.02.1913
Place of Birth:
Fremantle, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Alexander MacDonald
Mothers's Name:
Harriet MacDonald
Religion:
Church of Christ
Pre-war Occupation:
Locomotive Driver & Miner
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Nakom Nayok, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw, Meiloe, Augganaung
POW#:
1518
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Tamaroa.

General Description

Read John MacDonald being transported to Bangkok

John MacDonald married in 1930 to Kathleen Nyland McNamara at Pemberton.  At that time John was employed as a mill hand.  His parents were residing at No. 8 Group Settlement, Pemberton.

In 1936 John and Kathleen were residing at 20 Vivian St, Kalgoorlie and John employed as a miner.  After the war, John returned to Kalgoorlie and with his wife Kathleen residing at 18 Vivian Street, and working as a miner.

John died 30 May 1951 at South Boulder aged 43 years, and really too young.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
  • Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
  • Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
  • Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
  • Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma
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