The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Gwynne
First Name:
George Whittindale
Rank:
Captain
Regimental #:
WX3450
Awards:
Mentioned in Despatches
Company:
‘D’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
14.12.1940
Discharged:
10.01.1946
DOB:
3.08.1904
Place of Birth:
West Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Lewis Howard Gwynne
Mothers's Name:
Madeline Isabel Gwynne
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Barrister and Solicitor
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp); River Valley Road Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi; Levelling Party at Changi Aerodrome Camp; Changi Gaol Camp
Force:
‘F’ Force Thailand
Camps Thailand:
Shimo Sonkurai, Kami Sonkurai, Nikhe, Tanbaya Camp Burma, Kanchanaburi
POW#:
3/5779
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa; Sydney-Melbourne by troop train; Melbourne-Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Captain George Gwynne was one of seven Wardmasters at Tanbaya Hospital Camp, Burma.   He took care of Ward 6. Bruce Hunt was the M.O. of this camp and mentioned the hardworking Wardmasters who assisted enormously in the efficient running of the hospital.  Hunt had isolated diseases in wards so as to assist in medical care and to halt the disease spreading to others.

The bulk of the POWs were moved out of Tanbaya in November 1943.  They had to leave behind those too ill to move.

Major Bruce Hunt was M.O. in charge of Tanbaya and Lt. Col. Hutchinson was Administrative Commandant.

Read further about Tanbaya Hospital Camp, Burma.

 

Gwynne

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Changi Aerodrome - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Thomson Road (Caldecot Hill Estate Camp) - Singapore
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