The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Currie
First Name:
Stanley Alfred
Nick Name:
Stan or Sue
Rank:
Corporal
Regimental #:
WX5221
Classification:
Technical Storeman
Company:
‘B’ Company Headquarters
Enlisted:
26.06.1940
Discharged:
10.05.1946
DOB:
19.05.1902
Place of Birth:
Claremont, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Thomas Currie
Mothers's Name:
Jessie Currie (nee Kilpatrick)
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi, River Valley Road (October 1943, led a party of 27 men), Selarang Barracks Changi
Force:
‘D’ Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tarsau, Konyu II, Kinsaiyok, Hintok, Tarsau (July-October 1943 on a burial party) Nacompaton, Non Pladuk
POW#:
1/7422 and 8726
Return Details 1945:
Saigon-Bangkok-Singapore by aircraft, Singapore-Perth by aircraft. Admitted to 110 (P)MH on 24.9.1945 ex-2/14 Australian General Hospital Singapore with Hepatitis

General Description

Please read about River Valley Road Camp where Stan was accommodated for a time during 1942.

Stan Currie departed Singapore during March 1943 with ‘D’ Force S Battalion to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  The Camps he would have worked at include Tarsau and Konyu II. The other camps recorded below are an estimation as there are no records.

Following completion of the railway, POWs were brought to one of four main southern Thailand camps which were used as a collection point.  From here the Japanese selected the fittest to work in Japan.  Currie was involved in burial parties whilst at Non Pladuk POW Camp which left Singapore 2 February 1945 and was the last party to leave to work overseas.  He was at Nacompaton from August 1943 to July 1944 and would have been selected with Both Party, which left Singapore 2 February 1945 and was the last party to leave to work overseas.

He was in Saigon on 2 February 1845 and  participated in aerodrome construction and was at Saigon Docks Camps No. 8.  He arrived in Singapore ex-Saigon 20 September 1945.

He was recovered from Saigon at the end of the war.

Read about Saigon

Health notes:  Stan was admitted to AGH Singapore 6 May 1942 with abdominal tumour.  In June Stan was transferred to No. 2 Convalescant Depot with epigartric hernia.   He was admitted again in July 1942 with Dengue Fever.

 

Stan was the youngest of four sons and 2 daughters born to Thomas Currie and Janet (Jessie) Kilpatrick who married in 1890 England.

Stan’s father died in 1923.  Stan was about 21 years of age.
Employed as a driver, Stan was mentioned in the newspapers having received fines for speeding, over-length load, etc.  Probably a little wild without a Father’s discipline and influence!!

Stan Currie married Ena Mary Walsh in Perth 1933.  Previously Stan had resided in Albert Street with his parents Thomas and Jessie Currie.  Stan and Ena resided in Shenton Road, Claremont until he enlisted in 1940.

Stans’s mother Jessie, died in August 1945 and sadly would not have seen her son again since 1941.

Stan died in 1977 aged 74 years and Ena lived a long life until 1995 and died aged 93 years.

 

Currie

Camp Locations:

  • River Valley Road Camp - Singapore
  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Hintok, 154k - Thailand
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Non Pladuk, 0k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
  • Saigon - French Indo China
  • Kinsaiyok Jungle Camp No.1, 161.40km - Thailand
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