The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Schurmann
First Name:
John Henry
Nick Name:
Jack
Rank:
Sergeant
Regimental #:
WX5007
Company:
‘A’ Company
Enlisted:
23.07.1940
Discharged:
11.03.1946
DOB:
13.10.1918
Place of Birth:
Collie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Henry William Schurmann
Mothers's Name:
Margaret Isabel Schurmann
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion.
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Chungkai, Linson Wood Camp, Kachu Mountain Camp, Bangkok, Nakom Nayok, Bangkok.
POW#:
1334 & 12091
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft, Singapore‐Fremantle, HMT Circassia.

General Description

This NCO was a member of the War Graves Party.

Read Peter Winstanley’s article on ‘Random Recollections’ by John Henry Schurmann, WX5007.

View Peter Winstanley’s video interview of John Schurmann WX5007.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Chungkai, 60k - Thailand
  • Linson Wood Camp, 202k - Thailand
  • Nakom Nayok, Nakhon Nayok - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
  • Kachau Mountain Camp - Thailand
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