The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Muller
First Name:
Raymond
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX4941
Company:
‘C’ Company, No. 12 Platoon
Enlisted:
23.07.1940
Discharged:
13.12.1945
DOB:
5.03.1919
Place of Birth:
Perth, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Richard Muller
Mothers's Name:
Annie Muller
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Dairyman
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi (17.2.1942-4.4.1942); Johore Bahru, Adam Park (4.4.1942-25.6.1942); Selerang Barracks Changi (25.6.1942-9.10.1942); River Valley Road Camp (9.10.1942-24.12.1942); Selerang Barracks Changi (24.12.1942-14.4.1942)
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Konyu II, Tamuang
Camps Japan:
Yamane (10.9.1944‐18.5.1945); Niihama(18.5.1945-12.9.1945
POW#:
3 /8789, 8820 &1691
Japan:
Rashin Maru Party
Return Details 1945:
Wakayama-Okinawa, USS Sanctuary; Okinawa-Manilla, USS Bingham; Manila-Sydney, HMS Speaker; Sydney-Melbourne-Perth by troop train.

General Description


Soldier evacuated to Australian General Hospital at Roberts Barracks Changi with beri-beri. Transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot on 25/9/1942. Discharged to unit on 6/10/1942.

Muller was at Selarang 18Feb to 4 April 1942

Adam Park 4 April to 25 June 1942

River Valley Road 9 Oct to 24 Dec 1942

Back to Selarang until 14 March 1943 – Then selected to work on Burma Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force S Battalion departing Singapore Railway Station for 4 day journey to Thailand.

Please read further about D Force S Battalion

We are unsure where Muller went from Konyu II – possibly Hintok.  When railway was completed the POWs who went to Japan with ‘Byoki’ Maru Party were selected from Tamuang Camp. They returned to Singapore by train, staying River Valley Road Camp waiting for their ship and their 70 day sea journey to Moji, Japan.

He was at Yamine 10 Sep to 18 May 1945

Niihama from 18 May to 12 Sept 1945 from where he was recovered at end of war.

He was with No. 4 Party Niihama Wharf.

Returned to Sydney on  HMS ‘Speaker’.

Please read story about Speaker

 

Raymond was adopted as a 3 year old by Richard Muller and
Annie Ford who married 1914.

Raymond Muller married Olive Beck.

He enlisted AIF 23 July 1940.

His mother Annie died in 1944.

 

He died 13 June 1981 at Hollywood Hospital.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Tamuang, Tha Muang 39k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Nihama, Hiroshima #2-B- Japan
  • Yamane, Hiroshima #3-D - Japan
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