The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hicks
First Name:
William
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5206
Classification:
Driver/Mechanic
Company:
'D' Company
Enlisted:
26.07.1940
Discharged:
14.06.1946
DOB:
29.03.1913
Place of Birth:
Boulder, Western Australia
Father's Name:
John Hicks
Mothers's Name:
Linda Hicks
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Forestry Worker
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; AGH Roberts Barracks Changi; Tanjong Pagar Camp; Selarang Barracks Changi; Kranji Hospital Woodlands (28.5.1944); W Party; Woodlands Camp
POW#:
1/8030
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Labuan, 2/lst H.M.Australian Hospital Ship Manunda; Labuan, admitted to 2/4th Australian General Hospital (21.9.1945); Labuan-Morotai-Brisbane, HMAS Manoora; Brisbane-Sydney by troop train; Sydney-Fremantle, HMT Dominion Monarch.

General Description

L-R Wally Lunch, Bill Hicks, George Hancock, 'Trader'
L-R Wally Lunch, Bill Hicks, George Hancock, ‘Trader’ taken Sydney.

 

Bill Hicks was wounded in action 15/2/1942 at Buona Vista.  Admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance 15/2/1942 with shrapnel wound to the median nerve of his left arm.  Transferred to 2/13h Australian General Hospital on 16/2/1942.  Discharged to unit on 27/4/1942.  To Kranji Hospital ex-Changi Gaol Camp on 28/5/1944.

Camp Locations:

  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Roberts Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Tanjong Pagar Camp - Singapore
  • Woodlands Camp - Singapore
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