The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Smith-Ryan
First Name:
Avon Reah
Nick Name:
Smash
Rank:
Captain
Regimental #:
WX3453
Company:
‘B’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
30.05.1940
Discharged:
18.01.1946
DOB:
3.05.1908
Place of Birth:
Northam, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Smith-Ryan
Mothers's Name:
Hilda Mary Smith-Ryan
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Bank Officer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, Adam Park, Selarang Barracks Changi, Levelling Party Changi Aerodrome, Changi Gaol Camp.
POW#:
4/4128
Return Details 1945:
Singapore‐Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa, Sydney-Melbourne by troop train, Melbourne‐Fremantle, HMT Strathmore.

General Description

Appointment Terminated 18/1/1946.

Read of Smiith-Ryan’s escape from Japanese firing squad, Singapore, 1942.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Aerodrome - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
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