The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Reid
First Name:
Vernon Spence
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17857
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
3.02.1941
Discharged:
14.12.1945
DOB:
2.05.1919
Place of Birth:
Pingelly, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Maude Hemingway Reid
Mothers's Name:
Rose Reid
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi;
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Bangkok (go‐downs)
POW#:
1498
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Circassia

General Description

Soldier wounded in action at Buona Vista on 15/2/192. Soldier was evacuated to 2/9th Field Ambulance at St Andrews Cathedral a few hours before surrender with shrapnel wounds to his left hip, right leg and right rapiteal space. Transferred to 2/13th Australian General Hospital until discharged to unit on 22/2/1942.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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