The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Dow
First Name:
Claude
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17591
Company:
‘E’ Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
10.11.1941
Discharged:
9.01.1946
DOB:
5.04.1917
Place of Birth:
East Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Henry Dow
Mothers's Name:
Sussanna Maud Dow
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Wine Worker
Singapore:
A. G. H. Roberts Barracks Changi; Adam Park; Sime Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘ D ’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II, Hintok Road Camp, Tamarkan, Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Yamane (drill sharpener); Niihama (repair shop)
POW#:
8771 and 1604
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama-Okinawa, USS Sanctuary, Okinawa-Manila USS Bingham, Manila-Darwin, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-382, Darwin-Perth B24 Liberator (11/10/1945)

General Description

Back L-R: Thomas Gibson, Bert Norton, Fred "Cowboy" Matthews, Ralph Hadfield, Front: George Chatfield, Norm Thompson, Claude Dow, Andrew "Mick" Lambie
Back L-R: Thomas Gibson, Bert Norton, Fred “Cowboy” Matthews, Ralph Hadfield,
Front: George Chatfield, Norm Thompson, Claude Dow, Andrew “Mick” Lambie

 

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Claude passed away aged 84 yrs, July 13 2001, at Bunbury, WA.

Camp Locations:

  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Sime Road Camp - Singapore
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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