The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Wilson
First Name:
John
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17973
Company:
'E' Company, Special Reserve Battalion
Enlisted:
10.12.1941
DOB:
23.03.1907
Place of Birth:
Newcastle, England
Father's Name:
John Coutts Wilson
Mothers's Name:
Ann Wilson
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Timber Worker
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 7, Age 36.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, V Battalion
POW#:
4/6828 & 2295
Cause of Death:
Dysentery
Place of Death:
Brankassi
Date of Death:
25.08.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 48, Brankassi.

General Description

John (Jack) Wilson - Photo taken in UK
John (Jack) Wilson – Photo taken in UK

 

Jack was selected with ‘D’ Force V Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  To read further.

 

WX17973 Jack Wilson Death Notice

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Jack’s name is forever remembered at the Collie War Memorial.

 

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Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
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