The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Jeffery
First Name:
Wiliam Laurence
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17576
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
5.11.1941
Discharged:
25.03.1946
DOB:
29.01.1922
Place of Birth:
Geraldton, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Alfred James Jeffery
Mothers's Name:
May Jeffery
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
'D' Force, V Battalion
Camps Japan:
Fukuoka sub-Camp No. 17, Omuta
POW#:
632
Japan:
Aramis Party
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-0kinawa, USS Cape Gloucester, Okinawa-Manila, USSS Bingham, Manila-Morotai‐Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24‐354 Darwin-Melbourne‐Perth by aircraft.

General Description

Bill Jeffery was POW at Brankassi and provided the following affadavit about events leading up to Bill Dwyer’s death to the War Crimes in 1946 (also POW Dave Runge of 2/20th Btn in Japan).

 

Jeffery Laurance affadavit P1

 

Jeffery Laurance affadavit P2

 

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Omuta Miike, Fukuoka #17-B - Japan
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