The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Holland
First Name:
Hubert Mervyn
Nick Name:
Lofty, Dutchy
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX17997
Classification:
Batman/Runner
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
10.12.1941
Discharged:
17.12.1945
DOB:
22.02.1921
Place of Birth:
Wagin, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Charles Newton Holland
Mothers's Name:
Clarice 'Estelle' Holland (Ayliffe)
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Railway Engine Cleaner and Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru; Adam Park;
Force:
Japan ‘B’ Party Korea, Fukkai Maru
Camps Japan:
Keijo, Korea remaind behind due to illness; Fukuoka sub‐Camp No. 13, Saganoseki; Omine Divisional Camp No.6
POW#:
333
Return Details 1945:
Nagasaki-Hong Kong-Manila, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier; Manila-Morotai-Darwin-Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft A24-77.

General Description

For more information read “Korea – Destination for Ted Roots, Jack Taylor, Jim Clancy, Bill Gray and Hubert ‘Dutchy’ Holland”

 

Bert enlisted 10 Dec 1941.
Within one month he was on board ‘Aquitania’ with reinforcements sailing to to Singapore.  He became batman/Runner with ‘B’ Company and within 8 weeks was fighting to save Singapore!

Bert’s parents Charles Nerton Holland and Estelle Ayliffe married Wagin 1914.  Bert was one of 4 boys and 2 girls.

After the war Bert married Joan Cook in 1946.

 

 

 

1949n Electoral Roll has Bert living and working Bunbury as Fireman, WAGR.

 

Hubert Holland died end of 1995.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Keijo - Korea ***
  • Omine, Hiroshima #6-B - Japan
  • Saganoseki, Fukuoka #13-D - Japan
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