The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Neilson
First Name:
Harold Frederick
Nick Name:
Tiger
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX5220
Classification:
Driver
Company:
‘B’ Company
Enlisted:
26.07.1940
Discharged:
31.01.1946
DOB:
23.01.1912
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Not Known
Mothers's Name:
Elizabeth Neilson
Religion:
Methodist
Pre-war Occupation:
Bread Carter
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi; Johore Bahru, Adam Park; Selerang Barracks Changi (worked in the cookhouse); Changi Gaol Camp Hospital (16.10.1944); Kranji Hospital (2.11.1944); Discharged to unit at Changi Gaol Camp on 11.12.1944)
POW#:
4/6444
Return Details 1945:
Singapore-Darwin-Sydney, HMT Arawa; Sydney to Melbourne by troop train; Melbourne to Fremantle, HMT Strathmore

General Description

Admitted to 2/9th Field Ambulance on 7/2/1942 in possession of a letter from 2/4th MG Btn R.M.O. stating soldier was suffering from indigestion.  Admitted to 2/10th Australian General Hospital Roberts Barracks Changi with a duodenal ulcer on 21/3/1943.

Camp Locations:

  • Adam Park Camp - Singapore
  • Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
  • Johore Bahru, - Malaysia
  • Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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