The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Holland
First Name:
Harold William
Nick Name:
Dutchy/Snowy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17636
Company:
'B' Company
Enlisted:
12.11.1941
DOB:
22.09.1914
Place of Birth:
East Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
William George Holland
Mothers's Name:
Minnie Norris Holland
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 30.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Johore Bahru, Adam Park, Thompson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp), Selarang Barracks Changi.
Force:
'E' Force Borneo
POW#:
4/6228 & 1742
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Sandakan-Ranau track, 2nd Ranau march.
Date of Death:
15.06.1945

General Description

Harold Holland is the foster son of William and Minnie Holland.

Private Holland, “Dutchy” was drafted to “E” Force which departed Singapore 28 March 1943 on SS DeKlerk arriving 15 April 1943 at Berhala Island, adjacent to Sandakan Harbour.  The 500 Australians and 500 British POWs who made up “E” Force remained there until 5th June and then were taken to Sandakan by barge.  The following day they were transferred to 8 Mile Camp which was located about half a mile from “B” Force Camp.

 

Holland 1

Holland 2

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
  • Lintang Officers Camp, Kuching - Sarawak
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