The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Buchan
First Name:
John Robertson
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17545
Company:
E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
4.11.1941
Discharged:
3.05.1946
DOB:
24.10.1906
Place of Birth:
Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Father's Name:
James Walker Buchan
Mothers's Name:
Flora Buchan
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Fettler
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
A' Force Burma, Green Force, No 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Chungkai, Pecthaburi, Nakon Nayok, Lopburi, Bangkok
Camps Burma:
Williams No.1 Mobile Force, worked down into Thailand to the Nikhe area.
POW#:
1515
Return Details 1945:
Thailand to Rangoon by aircraft, Rangoon-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Brisbane by aircraft, Brisbane-Perth by troop train 17.10.1945.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Lopburi - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Nikhe Wood Camp, Ni Thea, 131 Kilo, 284k - Thailand
  • Petchaburi - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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